Pierre-De Saurel industrial symbiosis at the service of businesses

Industrial ecology

A unique network of expertise

As the cradle of industrial ecology, the Sorel-Tracy region has a long-standing competitive advantage in waste reclamation. Its industrial capabilities are combined with industrial reclamation expertise and sound environmental practices.

The region's industrial fabric brings together a complete ecosystem at the service of the environment: a committed entrepreneurial community, SMEs and industrial manufacturing subcontractors, a skilled workforce and specialized teaching and research centers.

The region benefits in particular from the presence of the Centre de transfert technologique en écologie industrielle (CTTEI). Affiliated with the Cégep de Sorel-Tracy, a leader in Quebec's transition to a circular economy, the CTTEI has been developing and sharing unrivalled expertise in the reclamation of residual materials since 1999.

Its mission is to enhance the performance of businesses and communities through research and development of cutting-edge approaches and technologies in industrial ecology.

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The Pierre-De Saurel industrial symbiosis

Industrial symbiosis in Pierre-De Saurel is a network of companies, organizations and communities, linked by exchanges of residual materials, expertise, equipment and services. The aim of symbiosis is to make the most of all the resources that enter, leave or are present on our territory.

In other words, one person's waste becomes another's resource. Participating companies see their waste management costs reduced, which improves their competitiveness, secures their supplies and increases their resilience to economic and health shocks.Driven by the CTTÉI and Comité 21 Québec, industrial symbiosis is supported collectively by all the major economic players in the area: the City of Sorel-Tracy and the MRC de Pierre-De Saurel, Développement économique Pierre-De Saurel (DÉPS), the SADC Pierre-De Saurel, the Société des parcs industriels de Sorel-Tracy (SPIST), the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Sorel-Tracy (CCIST) and Recyclo-Centre.

Its effectiveness and scope are amplified by its membership of Montérégie Circulaire, the regional circular economy network promoted by Comité 21 Québec.

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