Membership Category

  • Regular

Institution

  • Université de Montréal - UdeM

Discipline(s)

  • Physics

Expertises

  • Numerical simulation methods
  • Molecular dynamics and atomic level simulation methods
  • Nanostructured materials: fabrication and characterization
  • Energy resources
  • Protein folding: thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, models and trajectories
  • Climate change policies

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

Description

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.

Themes

  • Decarbonization
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Industrial ecology
  • Operations Optimization
  • Processes
The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec