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LACHUTE, le 25 mars 2019 – RV² Technologies, une filiale du Groupe SiliCycle, et Tricentris, deux leaders de leur domaine respectif, sont fiers d’annoncer aujourd’hui la signature d’un partenariat pour la transformation du verre au Québec. Cette nouvelle entente totalise 100 millions $ sur une période de 20 ans, au cours de laquelle Tricentris fournira à RV² Technologies 30 000 tonnes de poudre de verre annuellement. Cette alliance permettra à elle seule de recycler plus de 25% de tout le verre issu de la collecte sélective.

RV² Technologies innove en utilisant le verre récupéré pour produire de la silice brute et des produits chimiques de haute valeur. À l’instar d’une mine de silice, le gisement de verre de Tricentris devient la source d’approvisionnement de RV² Technologies. Mais plutôt que d’extraire une ressource naturelle, c’est le verre provenant des bacs de récupération des quelque 2 millions de Québécois desservis sur le territoire de Tricentris qui servira de matière première pour la production de silice précipitée. En plus d’être largement préférable à l’extraction minière, cette technologie permet de surcycler (upcycling) le verre en le transformant en un produit de qualité ou d’utilité supérieure.

La silice précipitée est une composante utilisée notamment dans les pneus, les peintures, les revêtements et les dentifrices. Elle permet entre autres d’augmenter la résistance et la durabilité des produits dans lesquels elle est utilisée. Comme le verre est consommé au Québec, trié au Québec, conditionné au Québec, recyclé au Québec et revendu au Québec, il s’agit là d’un bel exemple d’économie circulaire.

« Je suis très heureux de la signature de ce contrat d'approvisionnement historique et essentiel. L’équipe de SiliCycle est composée de nombreux docteurs en chimie ayant fait leurs études et leur carrière avec ce super matériau qu'est la silice. Le verre, c'est de la silice. On navigue avec RV² Technologies, notre filiale, dans notre champ d’expertise et nous en sommes bien fiers. » a déclaré monsieur Hugo St-Laurent, président et chef de la direction de SiliCycle et président de RV² Technologies.

« L’annonce d’aujourd’hui est le fruit de près d’une décennie de travail, né d’une idée du Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ), ensuite reprise dans les laboratoires de SiliCycle pour l’améliorer. Le duo Tricentris-RV² Technologies apporte enfin une solution environnementale innovatrice et même exportable. » a ajouté monsieur Claude Pouliot, directeur général de RV² Technologies.

Le président de Tricentris, et maire de Lachute, monsieur Carl Péloquin, se réjouit également de ce dénouement. « Nos efforts en recherche et développement sont récompensés une fois de plus aujourd’hui et nous permettent d’offrir une nouvelle voie de recyclage pour le verre. Avec son projet d’usine de micronisation du verre, le conseil d’administration de Tricentris a su innover et adopter une attitude entrepreneuriale bénéfique pour l’organisme, ses membres et l’environnement. »

L’alliance de RV² Technologies et Tricentris cadre parfaitement avec les priorités gouvernementales et son engagement envers la création de nouvelles filières de récupération et de débouchés, tel qu’exprimé lors du récent budget du gouvernement du Québec.

 

À propos de RV² Technologies

Fondée en 2014, RV² Technologies est une entreprise entièrement dédiée à la valorisation du verre issu de la collecte sélective. Transformant celui-ci en matière à haute valeur ajoutée, notre entreprise s’applique à le réintroduire dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement de nombreux produits que l’on utilise au quotidien.

À propos de SiliCycle Inc.

Fondée en 1995, SiliCycle est un leader mondial dans le développement, la fabrication et la commercialisation de produits pour la chromatographie, l’analyse et la synthèse organique ainsi que l’extraction et la purification de molécules issues de diverses biomasses.

À propos de Tricentris

Recevant, triant et mettant en marché plus de 215 000 tonnes métriques de matières recyclables chaque année, Tricentris est la plus importante organisation de tri au Québec. L’organisme fait aussi dans la transformation depuis l’ouverture de son usine de micronisation du verre en 2013. Tricentris accomplit avec fierté et détermination sa mission en socialisant les bénéfices provenant de la vente des matières recyclables et contribue ainsi aux aspects environnementaux, sociaux et économiques de l’évolution régionale.

https://www.tricentris.com

Médias :
Claude Pouliot
Directeur Général
RV² Technologies
claudepouliot@sympatico.ca
Grégory Pratte
Ambassadeur Verrox
Tricentris
514-237-8806
gpratte@tricentris.com

 

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Pittcon 2019

Hold on to your beakers and Erlenmeyer flasks, Pittcon Conference & Expo 2019 is right around the corner!

Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, this year's conference promises to be an unforgettable one. Attractions such as The DemoZones, Lab Gauntlets, NEXUS Theaters and the Pittcon Park, are but a few of the features waiting attendees this year.
With all the hype around Pittcon 2019, SiliCycle felt necessary to underline the importance of Pittcon's 70th anniversary and to give respect due in this spotlight article.

A bit of history

Ever since the first conference, February 17th 1950, Pittcon has seen its reputation grow along with its contribution to the laboratory science world. Back then, the event had been held at Pittsburgh's William Penn Hotel. The exhibits, featuring 14 companies, were housed in the 17th floor hotel ballroom. Whereas the first Pittsburgh Conference provided 56 speakers an opportunity to give presentations in the areas of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, the current Pittcon technical program provides over 2,000 speakers an opportunity to address sub-disciplinary topics from biomedical to the food industry, to nano-materials going through green chemistry. Pittcon's technical program has become the place for anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists.

Without a doubt, education and innovation are at the heart of Pittcon. Its first mission is to sponsor and sustain educational and charitable activities for the advancement and benefit of scientific endeavor. "As a non-profit organization", one spokesperson says, "Pittcon has been able to donate roughly $1,000,000 to support science education and science outreach each year. Additionally, a goal of the annual Pittcon event is to highlight the latest and greatest innovations from leading companies."

SiliCycle at Pittcon

SiliCycle booth at Pittcon

Since its first year of existence, SiliCycle has been a proud participant in every Pittcon conference & expo. Back then, SiliCycle was a humble startup, years away from becoming the multimillion-dollar profit enterprise praised by Canadian Premiere Justin Trudeau. In January of 2019, while promoting new markets at an event hosted by Québec City's chamber of commerce and industry, Premier Trudeau stated that SiliCycle's "pharmaceutical products are now used to develop new medications". He then went on to add that "SiliCycle has 1500 clients in 85 countries around the world" as an example on how insure a long-term prosperity for the Canadian economy.

This year at Pittcon, SiliCycle will showcase its variety of products and services (such as EPAK® flow-through purification cartridges). The biggest news for the company is undoubtedly the development of new products in connection with the $15M and 21,000 sqft expansion. This new construction will not only allow SiliCycle to increase production capacity of currently marketed products, but will also enable SiliCycle to offer its 20+ years of expertise for the production of plant, forest and marine biomass extracts via a state-of-the-art Extraction-Purification technology platform.

A new product that SiliCycle will reveal this year are SiliaFast™ FaPEx® cartridges, a patented technology developed for ultra-fast sample preparation for pesticide analysis. "The FaPEx methodology is based on the same principles than the QuEChERS method, while simplifying it to the extreme", mentions Adrian Villanueva, account manager at SiliCycle for Latin America & USA. Furthermore, he says that the "product has a real potential to revolutionize how pesticide sample preparation is done in a huge scale, and I'm looking forward to let customers test it."

When asked about what is on the menu for SiliCycle at Pittcon this year, Villanueva says that he hopes to meet "as many of our current distributors and partners as possible and to discuss how things are going in their territories and help them to promote our brand." In closing, he adds that SiliCycle would like to "develop distributors in certain territories, in my case for Latin America would be Uruguay and the Dominican Republic". Off the record, we should mention that Adrian Villanueva told us that he's certain he will have a great time at Pittcon 2019.

Pittcon 2019

Pittcon 2019 announces to be yet another memorable conference. Highlights of the event include the Wallace H. Coulter Lecture by Nobel Laureate Fraser Stoddart, and Plenary Lecture by Dr. Fenella France from the Library of Congress. The Technical Program will also feature 10 Awards Symposia where Pittcon will honor 14 individuals for their achievements in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. As always, the expo hall features the leading instrument companies from around the world.

The future for Pittcon looks promising. In fact, planning for Pittcon 2020 has already begun. As we speak, a dedicated staff and a volunteer organizing committee of approximately 100 individuals are busy at work. Organizers say that they "hope Pittcon continues to foster education and innovation. In order to do this, we were told that Pittcon will continue to provide a high-caliber Technical Program, professional quality Short Courses, countless networking opportunities, and an engaging and bustling exhibition hall".

 

In closing, we would definitely like to invite you to make your way to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on March 17th to 21st. The great people and organizers, along with Dr. Pete Conn (sporting a new hairdo), look forward to greet the laboratory science community from across the world. For more information about Pittcon 2019, visit the website pittcon.org for all of the details.

For more information about SiliCycle and its analytical chemistry offering, please visit www.silicycle.com For more information about SiliCycle's presence at Pittcon 2019, please visit our events page at www.silicycle.com/about-silicycle/events/pittcon

Special thanks to: Chuck Gardner, Dick Howe, Heather Juzwa, Kim Palastro, Geoff White, Valerie Désyroy & Éric Mailhot for their contribution to this article

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Offre d'emploi : Commis aux commandes et au service à la clientèle

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Stop Optimizing, Start Innovating with New Automated Chemical Synthesis System

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM America/New_York

MIT researchers have developed an automated chemical synthesis system that aims at freeing up synthetic chemists for them to spend time on what really matters: innovation, creativity, discovery and development... Read More
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Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, talks about SiliCycle

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During an event hosted by Quebec City's chamber of commerce and industry, PM Justin Trudeau mentionned SiliCycle as an example among Québec City's successful export-oriented businesses. Read More
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Hugo St-Laurent et SiliCycle vous souhaitent de joyeuses fêtes !

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Hugo St-Laurent et toute l'équipe de SiliCycle vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes! Read More
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Hugo St-Laurent and SiliCycle wish you Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:33:19 AM America/New_York

Hugo St-Laurent & the whole SiliCycle team wish you Happy Holidays! Read More
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A new plant for biomass extraction & ingredient purification

Monday, December 17, 2018 3:26:02 PM America/New_York

SiliCycle expands! The company adds 21,000 square feet to the existing plant for biomass extraction & ingredient purification. Watch the pictures of the construction site! Read More
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The Government of Canada awards $1M in funding to SiliCycle

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:23:30 PM America/New_York

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Québec and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. The assistance from the Government of Canada will allow SiliCycle to purchase specialized equipment and conduct business development activities abroad, to continue its growth. This project is expected to result in the creation of 10 jobs by 2019. Read More
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Danièle Henkel visits SiliCycle

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Monday, October 29th, SiliCycle was happy to welcome Danièle Henkel, founder & president of Daniele Henkel inc. Read More
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