New Financial Assistance announced for CTRI, located in Rooyn-Noranda who focuses on technological innovation and development connected with deriving value from industrial waste and agricultural sectors.
During the visit to the organization’s premises, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for CED, the, announced financial support that will help support the activities of the Industrial Waste Technology Centre.
This financial assistance amount came in over $600,000. It is awarded in the form of a non-repayable contribution under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. Created in 2000 by the Cégep of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the CTRI is a college centre for technology transfer that operates primarily in the innovation sector.
CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- The CTRI has developed expertise in the fields of forestry and agricultural biomass, among others, deriving value from industrial sludges (paper manufacturers and municipalities), energy sources or fuels (pellets), industrial minerals and, most recently, in developing new capabilities in rehabilitating and re-vegetating mine sites and treating contaminated water.
- The funding awarded will enable the CTRI to support the performance of enterprises through its activities with SMEs in the region. The project’s aim is to purchase, install and start up a waste-washing circuit in the semi-industrial multi-purpose plant already in place.
- The CTRI provides its clients (private enterprises or community organizations) with the following products and services: applied research activities, technology development, technical support, customized training, and technology diffusion and transfer activities.