An ecosystem to protect the environment
A unique network of expertise
The region offers a wealth of expertise, constituting a growing competitive cluster in materials recovery, thanks to a group of companies working in waste recovery, a large pool of industrial manufacturing subcontractors, a skilled workforce, industrial ecology research organizations and specialized teaching centers. These organizations and companies provide investors with an exceptional pool of expertise.
Here, every industrial company has its own in-house environmental specialist. The Sorel-Tracy region boasts a research and technology transfer center with a strong focus on eco-industrial applications. The Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle (CTTÉI) supports in-house research and development, and concretely supports innovation and product development. The only one of its kind, it consolidates Quebec's expertise in the field of industrial waste recovery, thus contributing to the development of the circular economy and the competitiveness of businesses throughout Quebec.