Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

February 26, 2015 13:00 ET

Government of Canada Lends Support to the National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies

SHAWINIGAN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies (CNETE) has been granted funding to strengthen the center's applied research capabilities and improve the technology transfer services it offers.

This support is being awarded in the form of a $213,280 non-repayable financial contribution through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • Founded in 1994, CNETE is a college center for technology transfer (CCTT) established by Collège Shawinigan.
  • CNETE has a team of 51 employees, including five researchers, 10 research professors, 13 technicians and 18 interns and graduate-level students, who conduct applied research and provide technical assistance and information to businesses in order to help improve and develop new applications in the fields of bioprocesses, membrane separation and gas processing technologies and electrochemistry.
  • The Center's project involves developing a technology platform for the design, characterization and testing of hollow fiber membranes for biogas filtration.

Quote

"Supporting innovation is one of the pillars of the Science and Technology Strategy our government has put in place to build a high-performance economy that creates wealth and jobs. That is why we are unreservedly lending our support to the National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies for this innovative project."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

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National Center for Electrochemistry and Environmental Technologies Website: www.cnete.qc.ca

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