The project generated scientific knowledge on: optimal parameters for the rapid pyrolysis of agricultural residues and the characteristics of the outputs; enhanced properties of bio-oil from rapid pyrolysis using plastic residues; proportions of No. 2 bio-oil/conventional fuel oil mixes and required equipment modifications to ensure optimal combustion; and agronomic use of bio-charcoal in soil and planting media. More generally, the aim was to bring about a significant reduction in GHG emissions and develop a new method of reusing agricultural waste. The economic feasibility of using bio-oil from different processes was also measured and analyzed.
From 2014 to 2017
As a result of this project Canadian and U.S. patents were obtained for a vertical auger reactor that converts organic waste into bio-oil.
Innov'Action | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec | Syndicat des producteurs de serres du Québec (SPSQ) | McGill University | Université Laval
The objective of project was to produce a biopesticide from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
The purpose of the project is to evaluate the anti-germination, phytotoxic, and biostimulant potential of five types of forest residue.
Researcher: Richard Hogue