Membership Category

  • Regular


  • Polytechnique Montréal


  • Forestry and Wood Science
  • Industrial Engineering


  • Agent-based modeling and simulation
  • Supply chain management
  • Industrial ecology
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Operations research
  • Industrial engineering


Jean-Marc Frayret has a PhD in industrial engineering, with an expertise in the domain of distributed and collaborative manufacturing. He also has an extensive experience in the natural resource industry (i.e., forest operations and wood product transformation). His research interests concern the design and operations of complex industrial and value chain systems. His main research tools are simulation (e.g., agent-based simulation, discrete event simulation), and operations research, which he applied in the contexts of value chains (e.g., procurement of parts in the aerospace industry and recycled paper industry, vaccines distribution), industrial symbiosis (i.e., knowledge exchange and industrial synergy creation), urban mobility (i.e., car sharing), manufacturing operations (i.e., knowledge exchange in a fab lab, material handling in wood transformation), end-of-life product collection (i.e., consumer behaviour modelling, used material and products reutilization and recycling).

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

Projects funded by the RRECQ

Analysis and optimization of networking and energy co-product recovery opportunities in Bécancour’s industrial park and port


Bécancour’s industrial park and port are home to 11 industrial enterprises and more than 15 service companies. Collectively, they use a number of energy sources for their industrial processes and heating. Some also generate energy locally as a main product or co-product. It is possible to decarbonize this energy consumption through various circular economy strategies, including process optimization and the local reuse of waste heat, as well as the establishment of local energy co-product exchanges and joint infrastructures for co-product sharing.

Rooted in industrial ecology, the strategy involves the identification and implementation of industrial synergies within a park, territory or region to spark a culture of industrial by-product recovery, collaboration and resource sharing within industrial symbioses. The technical and economic analysis and eventual optimization of the options to implement the opportunities require a more comprehensive view of the networking possibilities for local stakeholders and a more local perspective to ensure stakeholders’ long-term participation. In the case of industrial synergies involving pooling or joint investments, the participation of all stakeholders is required.

The overarching objective is two-fold. The first is scientific and relates to the development of a mixed integer linear programming model to optimize the opportunities for synergies and industrial networking within an industrial park. The second is practical and relates to the realization of a technical and economic study of the opportunities to decarbonize the energy sources used in Bécancour’s industrial park and port.


  • Eco-efficiency
  • Economic feasibility
  • Energy
  • Industrial ecology
  • Optimization
A modular ecolabel for eco-efficient and circular tourism: the case of an outfitter in Québec


While there is a myriad of ecolabels, most in the tourism sector lack rigor, transparency and standardization. This project therefore aims to study how modularity and eco-efficiency can contribute to the development of measurable ecolabels and circular tourism.

Firstly, the research will operationalize a multidimensional conceptual model using scientific assessment tools to identify opportunities for source reduction as a circular strategy. The concept of modularity seeks to break down complex systems into modules to provide a framework to assess their composition and interdependencies. The approach will support a performance analysis of the tourism system in all its complexity. A case study of a Québec outfitter will make it possible to apply the model and characterize activities to collect primary and secondary data to explore eco-efficient alternatives.

Secondly, the project will develop eco-efficiency indicators based on the principles of modularity by assimilating the carrying capacities in tourism. Following a literature review of load capacities, multicriteria analysis will be used to evaluate the impacts of the scenarios.

Finally, the third objective is to create a framework and guide to implement a type III ecolabel in the tourism sector.  


  • Eco-efficiency
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Tourism
The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec