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Expert panel on the manufacture of glass powder and its use as a cement additive, Centre for Sustainable Development (in French)

Event date(s): 
16 June, 2014 - 12:15 - 13:30

Did you know that Quebec is a leader in efforts to find new uses for recovered glass?

Since 2004, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) has funded research on this topic.

In March 2014, Tricentris opened the first glass micronization plant in North America in Lachute, Quebec.

Glass powder can replace up to 30% of the cement in concrete. This:

  • provides an outlet for recycled glass
  • reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the manufacture of concrete
  • significantly improves the quality of the concrete

Of all the innovations showcased at the Centre for Sustainable Development, Equiterre's shared demonstration green building, this is the one with the greatest potential in terms of global environmental impact. 

What: Expert panel on the manufacture of glass powder and its use as a cement additive
When: June 16, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Where: Clark Hall/Salle Clark, Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable), 50 Ste-Catherine St. West
Language: French


  • Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, professor and chair of industrial research, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Dominique Bégin, project director, Tricentris
  • Mario Quintin, environmental advisor, SAQ
  • Normand Roy, project manager, Equiterre

Moderator: Sidney Ribaux, executive director, Equiterre and chair, Centre for Sustainable Development.

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