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Tricentris, centre de tri

General informations

Organization Address
651, chemin Félix-Touchette
Lachute (Québec) Canada J8H 2C5
Phone number
450 562-4488
Website
http://www.tricentris.com/
Primary sector
  • Waste
  • Secondary sector
  • Waste
  • Year's creation
    1996

    Contact

    Name
    Ghislain Gagnon
    Title / function
    Représentant aux ventes techniques
    Téléphone
    450 562-4488

    Marketing factsheet

    Twitter Pitch
    Tricentris is a non-profit organization specialising in the sorting and marketing of recyclable materials. Its glass processing facility deb
    Issues
    Operating three material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Lachute, Terrebonne and Gatineau, Tricentris receives, sorts and markets over 200 000 metric tons of recyclables annually. The glass processing division offers different grades of cullet to a variety of markets, including a micronized powder which is used as a cement replacement material in concrete.
    Solutions
    The glass processing facility conditions the waste glass recovered in the MRFs. The material is conditioned and then micronized to obtain a powder used as a supplementary cementitious material, a technology developed by the Chaire SAQ de valorisation du verre dans les matériaux at the University of Sherbrooke. The use of micronized glass as a replacement to Portland cement improves the overall performance of the concrete mix while decreasing the production of greenhouse gases generated during the manufacture of clinker. In addition, the use of a cement replacement material in construction projects can contribute to LEED points.
    Value proposition
    Tricentris holds the operating license to develop and exploit the technology developed by the Chaire SAQ de valorisation du verre dans les matériaux at the University of Sherbrooke.