The primary mission of the Renewable Materials Research Centre (CRMR) is to provide training and conduct research in the field of solid wood and wood/non-woody fibre-based renewable products to meet present and future environmental and economic challenges.

The CRMR is a strategic alliance composed of scientists from four different universities (UQAC, UQTR, UQAT, U. Laval), two technical colleges (Cégeps de Rimouski & Trois-Rivières), FPInnovations, cecobois, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec and Natural Resources Canada. There are currently 36 university and college based scientists, six indutrial scientists, two government scientists and over 150 graduate and postdoctoral students working within the CRMR.

Upcoming events

Vertech City International Summer School

From 19 June to 28 June 2017
The Vertech City International Summer School on sustainable cities will be held in Victoriaville, Canada in June 2017. The school will be bilingual (French to English translation) and is open to everyone . To register, send an email... Continue reading »


Graduate student seminars available online

20 April 2017
Recordings of the graduate seminars presented by Université Laval wood science students on April the 13th are now available online: Comportement mécanique du bois en compression sous l’effet de la chaleur et de l’humidité - ... Continue reading »

To promote biomass in La Tuque

18 April 2017
The Ph.D. project of Léonard Nkunzimana (Evelyne Thiffault's student) on forest biomass aims to promote the use of undesirable wood, residue of the forest industry of primary processing. Let's discover their work in LaTuque biorefi... Continue reading »

Woodchem 2017 congress: Call for papers

10 April 2017
Woodchem 2017 (Nancy, France) is an international scientific congress dedicated to wood chemistry. The 2017 edition will focus on the chemical and biochemical conversion of wood and its by-products to molecules, macromolecules, polymer... Continue reading »

Our partners

Cégep de RimouskiCégep de Trois-RivièresUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi Université du Québec à Trois-RivièresUniversité du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Université Laval FPInnovations cecobois Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles Ressources naturelles Canada