Founded in 2013, the Center for Research on Renewable Materials (CRMR) is made up of researchers from the former Wood Research Center (U. Laval) who collaborate closely with several government agencies, universities and college centers. of technology transfer and other research centers. These collaborations take the form of a research network, a large-scale initiative, and the sharing of knowledge and equipment.
The CRMR brings together researchers from different disciplines for the development of new solid wood products, wood-based composites, wood fibers or other lignocellulosic fibers and value-added co-products. The main goal of the center is to support research and training for the responsible use of forest and lignocellulosic resources, while taking into account increasingly severe environmental and economic constraints.
The mission of the Center for Research on Renewable Materials (CRMR) is to support research and training for the responsible use of forest resources and other lignocellulosic fibers in order to meet the current and future needs of our society, taking into account environmental issues and economic.
The consultation committee is the center for consultation of the Center in terms of strategic support for its development. It presides over the distribution of human and material resources necessary for the proper functioning of the Center and ratifies the specific agreements made between the Center and any body internal or external to Laval University. It studies and coordinates the initiatives of the members in terms of requests for common grants, sharing of resources, carrying out transfer activities, etc.
The Assembly of Researchers and Representatives promotes a culture of collaboration. It studies and approves, if necessary, the decisions and projects proposed by the consultation committee in relation to the strategic orientations, nature and functioning of the center.
For more details, read the Statutes of the CRMR – ULAVAL pole (french version).