SANEXEN receives Innovation and Environmental Protection Award at Envirolys Gala
By Canadian Manufacturing
TORONTO — During the Annual Gala of the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ), which was held in Montréal on November 15, SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc. (SANEXEN), a subsidiary of LOGISTEC Corporation, was awarded the Innovation and Environmental Protection Award from the Envirolys Gala. The team is being recognized for its work 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 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% 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, Innovation.
“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,” concluded Mathieu Germain, Director of Strategic Development.