Visit by European media

A group of ten European journalists (from France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) will visit the Biodiversity Centre on June 11, to learn about “clean technologies”. The delegation will also have the opportunity to meet representatives from GenoRem, a major phytoremediation project involving IRBV researchers. With financial support from Genome Canada and Génome Québec, the project’s objective is to study decontamination of polluted soils using plants, fungi and bacteria. After a tour of the Centre’s laboratories, the journalists will head to Varennes, to see experimental plots located on the site of a former refinery.