Developing biostimulants from pyrolytic oils produced from agricultural and forestry biomass

Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

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Contact Stéphane Godbout
Richard Hogue, researcher

Richard Hogue

Researcher, Ph.D.

418 643-2380
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Contact Richard Hogue

Description

The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues. The oils’ biostimulant effect on plant growth and root development will be evaluated.

The project will begin with laboratory tests on plant models and, depending on the results, will move on to field trials.

Objective(s)

  • Analyze pyrolytic oils produced from logging (bark) and crop (hops residues and hemp meal) residues
  • Formulate pyrolytic oils for tests on their biostimulant activity
  • Determine the biostimulation effect of foliar sprays of pyrolytic oil formulations on plant growth

From 2018 to 2019

Project duration

Waste conversion

Service

In addition to boosting crop yields, this project will help resolve the challenges of agricultural and forestry byproduct management.

Partners

CRIQ | Innofibre | Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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