The CRIP biorefinery offers several continuing education programs, of two day length each, presenting questions on the state of art of biorefinery and the areas of future developments. This program, composed of the course below, is addressed to costumers in the private and governmental sectors:

Course no.1 :

  • Application of Chemical Engineering to the Biorefinery processes
  • Introduction to Biorefinery, theory and practical

Course no.2 :

  • Biomass conversion technologies :
    • Chemical and Biochemical production of :
      • BioEthanol
      • Ficsher-Tropsch Liquide
      • Méthanol
      • Bio-Diésel par transéstérification
    • Thermo-chemical and hydro-thermal production of:
      • Syn-Gas, by means of Gasification
      • Syn-Oil, byr Pyrolysis
      • Bio-chemicals by liquefaction (Biomass To Liquid : BTL)

Course no.3 :

  • Example of Biodiesel synthesis, characterizations and applications
  • Examples of the use of Glycerol for energy production and the production of chemical products
  • Example of high purity Ethanol and Alcohol production using synthesis gases
  • Example of Green Diesel production using synthesis gases

Course no.4 :

  • Hydrogen and synthesis gas (Syngas) production by gasification processes using renewable and non-renewable energies
  • Pulp and paper whitening using Hydrogen Peroxide
  • GazOil Hydroprocessing

Course no.5 :

  • Developing a new Fermentation technology for the production of energy and for environmental applications
  • Developing new green products from the conversion of biomass: Bio-chemical products, plastic, pharmaceutical, food: (solvents, ingredients, phenols, adhesives, Furfural, fatty acids, dyes, detergent, etc.)

Course no.6 :

  • Génie de Réacteurs Hétérogènes Gaz/Solide (catalytiques ou non) en régime permanent ou transitoire :
    • À lit fixe à flux inverse
    • À lit fluidisé
    • À lit circulant

Course no.7 :

  • The integration of biorefinery processes to the existing industries.
  • Assessment of mass, energy, economical and financial integration impacts

Course no.8 :

  • Evaluation of the technical & economic viabilities of the Biorefinery processes and the life cycle assessment

Course no.9 :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation’s biorefinery
  • What is the future and perspective of development in Quebec and in Canada?

Course no.10 :

  • Management of the biomass feedstock supply (quality, stability, proximity, etc.) to provide the factories of treatment and of production

Course no.11 :

  • Modelling of the industrial processes
  • Application to Biorefinery processes

These formation sessions are addressed as much to specialists in biomass, in natural renewable resources, in Biorefinery, in sustainable development, in life cycle assessment, in chemical engineering, in oil refining and to non-specialists.

This formation is intended for persons who are seeking to gain the basic knowledge in Biorefinery and that have responsibilities related to the development of new resources of clean energies or to the sustainable development or that shows a special interest for these subjects.

These courses can interest as much engineers, managers, and professional working in different sectors such as: the biomass, the natural renewable resources, pulp and paper, the development of new sources of clean renewable energies by biorefinery, has rational energy management, finances, marketing, production, transportation and distribution, life cycle assessment, etc.

To register for the above courses on Biorefinery, please contact Dr. Aziz Chraibi at 514-340-4711 #4012 or by e-mail:

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