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.


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


  • 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