Sanexen Environmental Services Inc., a subsidiary of Montreal, Quebec-based Logistec Corporation, has won the Innovation and Environmental Protection Award from the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ) for the second year in a row. This time, its innovative ALTRA solution for the removal of Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) in water, the forever toxic chemicals, was recognized for its ingenuity and effectiveness.

“We are very proud to have received this award for a second time, which once again recognizes the exceptional work accomplished by our people. Our team is determined to find solutions and develop new technologies to protect our environment and water resources,” says Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec.

ALTRA’s field-proven solution is poised to revolutionize the treatment of PFAS in water. It took years of in-house research and development to find an innovative balance for the treatment of contaminated water. The experts at ALTRA have succeeded in developing a robust and effective treatment solution that cost-effectively removes PFAS, both long and short chain, and is fully scalable to customer needs and contamination levels.

“Together with our team of experts and scientists, we have been able to develop in-house this remarkable solution to remove PFAS from water. This new technology is very promising, as we have seen in the field during our multiple pilots, especially for the treatment of water sources heavily contaminated with PFAS,” explained Martin Bureau, vice-president of Innovation at Sanexen.


From left to right: Sonia Gagné, President of RECYC-QUÉBEC; Etienne Belisle-Roy, Director, R&D and Engineering at Sanexen; Martin Bureau, Vice-President, Innovation at Sanexen, and Stéphane Vendette. Credit: Sanexen Environmental Services Inc.

The award was presented at the CETEQ’s annual Envirolys gala, which took place on November 21 in Montreal. The Envirolys gala aims to showcase the private expertise of the green economy, the entrepreneurship and innovation of the builders of the environmental services industry, as well as new technologies and significant environmental projects in Quebec.

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“ALTRA’s technology has been field-tested at several contaminated sites with our mobile units – which are unique in Canada for PFAS concentrates. This is what drives us at Sanexen: finding solutions that are cost-effective and will have a lasting positive impact on the environment and our communities for generations to come,” concluded Jean-François Bolduc, president of Sanexen.

Logistec provides services to industrial, municipal and other governmental customers for the renewal of underground water mains, dredging, dewatering, contaminated soils and materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and manufacturing of fluid transportation products.

The CETEQ is an association that brings together private companies from Quebec’s main green economy sectors. Members employ more than 15,000 workers for an annual turnover of more than $2.1 billion. The CETEQ’s mission is to promote sustainable development and the expertise of the private sector in the environmental industry. The CETEQ also encourages high performance standards and a competitive business environment conducive to innovation and the development of new green technologies.


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