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Federal government invests $132K in SEREX for developing green projects in Quebec

This support from CED will enable the CCTT to acquire specialized equipment for compression testing of packaging materials.

March 4, 2022   by CM Staff

AMQUI — On Mar. 4, Pascale St‑Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a non-repayable contribution of $132,000 for SEREX. This support from CED will enable the CCTT to acquire specialized equipment for compression testing of packaging materials.

Through this acquisition, the Amqui CCTT will be able to text the mechanical properties of products manufactured from wood fibre and help implement projects with SMEs. The project will enable SEREX to strengthen its capacity for innovation and technology transfer and will lead to the creation of one job.

Founded in 1998, SEREX (Service de recherche et d’expertise en transformation des produits forestiers) specializes in forest product recovery, sustainable chemistry, biomass energy, and green building. The organization, which works with several forest and building material stakeholders, has supported several manufacturers in developing products made from sawmill waste and recycled wood.

Quebec’s economic recovery may rely on the adoption of green technologies and the fight against climate change. Businesses that leverage clean technologies are major contributors to growth with a smaller ecological footprint and are key assets in rebuilding a greener, stronger, more resilient, and more just economy for all.

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“The climate crisis remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is therefore of primordial importance to encourage businesses and organizations to develop more environmentally friendly processes and products in order to build a cleaner, more prosperous economy. The SEREX project will help reduce our ecological footprint, enhance our industries’ competitiveness, and foster economic growth in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. All my congratulations to this CCTT and its team: Their efforts are helping to build healthier, more resilient communities.” said Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible of CED.