During the annual event of the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ), which was held in Montreal on November 15, Sanexen Environmental Services Inc., a subsidiary of Logistec Corporation, was awarded the prestigious Innovation and Environmental Protection Award at the Envirolys Gala.

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 Logistec team was once again recognized for its ingenuity by having demonstrated the possibility of recycling residual materials issued from construction and demolition (C&D) plants and contributing to the circular economy.

“We are passionate about innovation, and we are determined to push the boundaries every time we launch a new service or environmental technology,” said Madeleine Paquin, president and CEO of Logistec Corporation.

Sanexen opened the first recovery plant dedicated to C&D fines in North America. The team of experts transforms C&D debris into valuable by-products such as compost, aggregates and wood. This plant offers large-scale processing of up to 150,000 metric tonnes per year. C&D fines are a large fraction of the material managed at C&D sorting facilities, with some facilities generating up to 25 per cent of their inbound volume in C&D fines. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of these C&D debris will now be fully recycled and reused instead of ending up in landfills.

“This patent-pending technology is the culmination of five years of research and development work by Sanexen’s innovation team, with the support of RECYC-Québec and the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques,” explained Martin Bureau, vice-president of innovation at Sanexen.

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“The technology and the know-how behind this innovation offer great future prospects for Sanexen in this business sector. We are also actively working on the next generation of a C&D fines-recovery process, turning debris into high-grade construction products, which will be reintegrated into future construction projects,” added Mathieu Germain, director of strategic development at Logistec.

Montreal, Quebec-based Logistec Corporation provides specialized services in both the marine and environmental industries. Environmental services are offered through its subsidiaries Sanexen and FER-PAL Construction Ltd.

Featured image: Gala Envirolys 2021 courtesy of LOGISTEC Corporation.

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