Development of bio-pesticides using pyrolysis oil from residual biomass

Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher

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Description

Agriculture in Québec is currently facing problems associated with fossil fuel based synthetic pesticides. The environmental and health impacts of intensive pesticide use have led producers to search for more ecological ways of protecting their crops against pests and diseases. We propose that oil produced from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste should be used as a biopesticide.

Objective(s)

  • Show that it is possible to produce a “green” pesticide as effective as conventional synthetic products using relatively simple technology
  • Enabled IRDA to develop its biopesticide and pyrolysis expertise

From 2016 to 2018

Project duration

Waste conversion, Organic farming

Services

This new bio-pesticide, made from agricultural and forestry byproducts, could lead to reductions in chemical product use.

Partners

Mitacs | Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec | Charbon de bois Feuille d’Érable

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