The Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory (LBE) offers its multidisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to industry and the scientific community for developing and scaling up production processes for value-added bioproducts. LBE’s facilities cover all production steps, including upstream processes, fermentation, and downstream processes
The Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory studies the production of bioinsecticides, bioplastics, industrial enzymes, and other value-added products, as well as the processing of fermentable waste such as sewage sludge and agri-food wastewater. Processes can be developed and fine tuned on a pre-commercial scale, thanks to dozens of bioreactors of various sizes.
LBE is a unique research facility that trains young researchers and high caliber personnel in the field of environmental biotechnology.
Our research is supplemented by that of our partners. A coordinating committee prioritizes projects and ensures that research is completed on time.
The Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory comprises:
LBE provides users with technical and R&D support. Our staff helps develop analysis methods, supervise students, and conduct fermentations and chemical and biological analyses at users’ request.
Our scientific staff can direct projects in the following areas:
In collaboration with the other laboratories at the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre, complementary services are provided to meet the specific needs of certain clients, including:
Please note that the laboratory provides its services in accordance with confidentiality rules. Please contact us for more information.
The research conducted at the Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory focuses on producing value-added products using:
The following bioproducts are a particular priority:
The Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Quebec.
Laboratory Operations Director and Research Associate
Phone: 450-687-5010, ext. 8848
Partnerships and Development Advisor