SEREX awarded $282K to support development of forest products
By Ellen Cools
To support the development of environmentally friendly forest products and processes, the Service de recherche et d’expertise en transformation des produits forestiers (SEREX) has received $282,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Research.
The funding is awarded under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. According to a press release, SEREX aims to speed-up the “completion of industrial projects to develop products with a small environmental footprint arising from forest resource processing, particularly products made from residual biomass (sawdust, wood chips, bark).”
“With CED’s funding, SEREX will be able to accelerate the development of innovative forest resource-based products. The Service relies on synergy between researchers and partners to increase the emergence of forest biomass development projects and the use of wood and wood fibre in manufacturing value-added products,” said Geneviève Morin, chairwoman of the board, SEREX.