Quebec’s goal is to eliminate organics going to landfills by 2020!
Experts shared their resources on recovery processes that could lead to a more circular resource economy, reduce environmental impact, and use waste resources!
Québec’s Residual Material Management Policy, together with Québec’s Climate Change Government Strategy 2013-2020, had the goal to eliminate organics disposal to landfills by 2020. Québec, who generates 1.3 106 t/yr. of food waste and 0.7 106 t/yr. of biosolids, has a large supply of low-cost electricity through hydropower, creating a challenging economic environment limiting the growth of typical waste-to-energy providers. This seminar brought together experts from academia, government and industry to identify possible opportunities for the Province of Québec and to discover resources recovery processes that ultimately will lead to a more circular resource economy. The aim was to reduce environmental impact while also capitalizing on the inherent value of resources within the waste. It was thus identifying economically feasible solutions.
Simon Barnabé (UQTR), Resource recovery from a regional perspective: new and unexpected opportunities and synergies for local business
Kartik Chandran (Columbia University), (An)aerobic microbial platforms for resource recovery
Stefan Grimberg (Clarkson University), Organic Solid and Municipal Waste: Opportunities for Resource Recovery
Céline Vaneeckhaute (Université Laval), Decision-support tool for setting up optimal organic waste valorization chains in Québec Moderated by: Dominic Frigon (Civil Engineering, McGill University)