Biopterre

Bioproducts Development Center

Cégep de La Pocatière

Through innovation, Biopterre's mission is to increase the competitiveness of companies in the field of bioresources, thus contributing to regional development.

Biopterre is:

  • 39 competent persons committed to the success of the organization and its partners
  • a dozen college- and university-level interns introduced to the world of applied research each year
  • a team of involved instructors
  • initiatives to accelerate innovation, partner networking and company pooling
  • over 100 active projects annually
  • over 80 companies accompanied each year in their innovation process
  • research infrastructures valued at more than $2 million.

Biopterre

1642, rue de la Ferme Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière G0R 1Z0 418 856-5917

General Expertises

  • Agri-food and bio-food sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Bioproducts
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Circular economy
  • Environment
  • Environmental technologies
  • Forestry
  • Future resources
  • Local farming
  • Organic agriculture
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

Biomass and environmental technologies

  • Biochar
  • Packaging
  • Phytoremediation
  • Etc.

Biotechnologies and horticultural products

  • Biofertilizers
  • Biopesticides
  • Microorganisms
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Etc.

Microtechnology, non-timber forestry products and innovative crops

  • Closed crops
  • Mushrooms
  • Plant domestication
  • Etc.

PFNL et agroforesterie

  • Agroforesterie
  • Culture de champignons
  • Biologie végétale et fongique
  • Etc.

Cultures innovantes

  • Culture en milieu fermé
  • Biostimulants
  • Production de molécules à haute valeur ajoutée
  • Etc.

Areas of intervention

  • Agriculture
  • Agroecology
  • Bioproducts
  • Biotechnology
  • Environment
  • Environmental technologies
  • Forestry
  • Future resources

Examples of applications

  • Biomass conditioning (grinding, densification, granulation, pelletizing) and analysis of the features influencing the properties of bioproducts
  • Development of biopesticides and biostimulants, greenhouse performance evaluation
  • Development of crops specific to crop production in confined areas for the production of primary and secondary metabolites
  • Development of methods for growing non-timber forest products with strong commercial potential
  • Isolation, purification and production of fungal strains for the development of industrial applications
  • Optimization of the biochar production process, agronomic and environmental valorization
  • Production and use of functional microorganisms (bacterial and fungal), optimization of analytical techniques for their use in agriculture and horticulture

Equipments

  • Biomass conditioning (harvesting equipment, crusher, shredder, dryer, granulator, mill)
  • Characterization platform (biochar and biomass)
  • Collection of fungal strains (pathogenic and beneficial)
  • Growth chambers under controlled conditions (for plants)
  • Industrial platform – self-service access for industries with molecular biology, microbiology and in vitro culture platforms
  • Molecular biology platform (DNA / RNA, PCR / qPCR)
  • Multiplatform biotechnology laboratory
  • Plant physiology apparatus
  • Platform for microbiology and solid and liquid in vitro cultures
  • Pyrolyzer
  • Research greenhouses and field plots
  • Specialized software
  • Spectrophotometer