ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 4, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

During the visit to the organization's premises, Mr. Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for CED, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, announced financial support that will help support the activities of the Industrial Waste Technology Centre.

The financial assistance announced today amounts to $618,750. It is awarded in the form of a non-repayable contribution under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program. Created in 2000 by the Cégep of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the CTRI is a college centre for technology transfer that operates primarily in the innovation sector.

CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Quick facts

  • The CTRI has developed expertise in the fields of forestry and agricultural biomass, among others, deriving value from industrial sludges (paper manufacturers and municipalities), energy sources or fuels (pellets), industrial minerals and, most recently, in developing new capabilities in rehabilitating and re-vegetating mine sites and treating contaminated water.
  • The funding awarded will enable the CTRI to support the performance of enterprises through its activities with SMEs in the region. The project's aim is to purchase, install and start up a waste-washing circuit in the semi-industrial multi-purpose plant already in place.
  • The CTRI provides its clients (private enterprises or community organizations) with the following products and services: applied research activities, technology development, technical support, customized training, and technology diffusion and transfer activities.


"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian enterprises that are focused on innovation because their activities are a real driving force for the economy. The support awarded to key organizations, like the Industrial Waste Technology Centre, helps bring about competitive regional advantages and strengthens both entrepreneurship and economic development."

Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ISED and Minister responsible for CED

"It is a modern, multi-purpose pilot plant for developing metal and mineral processing procedures. The primary objective of this project is to enhance the research and innovation capability of the mining sector in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, especially pertaining to underused mining resources."

Pascal Lavoie, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Waste Technology Centre

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