Conporec is investing $9 million to build Quebec’s first large ultramodern composting plant for organic material in Bcancour. Strategically located in the heartland of Quebec, with ready access to highways, railroads and the port of Bcancour, the new Conporec plant will serve all regions of Quebec as well as Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.
The composting centre will be located on Conporec’s new property, the La Prade Environmental Park-Quebec’s first environmental park and the former site of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd’s heavy water plant. Covering a total area of 110,000 square metres (11 million square feet), the centre will be home to buildings with a total area of 15,000 m2 (150,000 sq ft) and will eventually regroup other environmental activities and technologies.
Within the environmental park, Conporec plans to establish waste recovery units to produce biological fertilizers, biofuels or energy from the biomass that will be treated through its processes. The La Prade Environmental Park will help Conporec carry out projects involving the transformation of biomass into green energy, with recovery rates anticipated at up to 90 per cent from residual domestic waste.