Here are some examples of specific projects recently carried out by LIRIDE in collaboration with partners:
The project I.D.É.E. (Sustainable Innovation through Ecodesign in Business) has supported 6 agricultural processing companies in the Estrie region in the development of their environmental policies. Part of this project was funded by the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec.
LIRIDE collaborated with Mailhot Industries, a Quebec manufacturing company, to establish the environmental profile of the life cycle of an innovative hydraulic cylinder. Part of this project was funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Councin of Canada (NSERC).
The disposal of chocolate waste represents a significant financial loss for Sherbrooke-based company Chocolat Lamontagne. The latter has partnered with LIRIDE to determine the best ways to recover its waste, in a context of the circular economy. Part of this project was funded by the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS).
The recovery of biogas generated in landfills by organic matters is essential to both reduce GHG emissions into the atmosphere and generate biomethanol from an alternative process. Part of this project was funded by the Consortium de recherche et innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec (CRIBIQ).
From a circular economy perspective, Watergeeks seeks to identify the environmental benefits of an economy of reuse enabled thanks to their interactive platform service. This project was funded by the partner Watergeeks.
Marine sediment recovery
The Magdalen Islands are facing a coastal erosion problem, which is expected to get worst as the climate crisis continues. Riprap systems, made of locally manufactured artificial stones, could be developed to address this problem. Part of this project was funded by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FRQNT).