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.

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

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