Industrial Emissions: Let’s Clear the Air

Innovation and clean technology

- Innovative biofilter based on construction residues for the deodorization of industrial atmospheric emissions

Sanimax inc. is a family business that has been developing animal by-products for nearly 80 years. The deodorization of the ambient air of this plant is provided by seven biofiltration units totaling 4,200 m2 of surface. Sanimax inc. and the CRIQ felt it was appropriate to carry out this R & D project in order to improve environmental performance while reducing the costs of biotechnology. The identification and analysis of the materials as well as their deposit were carried out in collaboration with the Centre de Transfert technologique en Écologie Industrielle. The tests aimed at determining and comparing the purification and aeraulic performances of the different packings were carried out using a test bench in real conditions over a period of six months. This presentation will reveal the main results obtained as well as the very interesting economic, environmental and social perspectives for the scaling up of this new biotechnology.

- CO2 Capture and Conversion : When Emissions turn to Value Added Products

If we consider CO2 not as a pollutant but as a waste, the 3RV rule applies to it. Thus by capturing and converting it into useful products, we place ourselves in a perspective of recycling and recovery. Today's advanced CO2 capture technologies open the door to a cleaner conversion and recovery of CO2 at lower costs. In this presentation, estimates of the GHG emission reduction potential of conversion technologies are presented by families of similar technologies. A ranking of final product families is based on the amount of GHG emission reduction achieved. The findings show that some products stand out for their ability to leverage GHG reductions. As GHG reduction policies spread and carbon prices rise, doors open to new markets for CO2-based products.

- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)