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 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 was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.
The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.