Cégep de Thetford

Thetford Mines, QC

ABOUT Kemitek

Kemitek helps businesses innovate in the areas of green chemistry and process scale-up. We work with businesses to support them in the development of more environmentally friendly and safer chemical products and processes.

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Kemitek David Berthiaume

David Berthiaume
Executive Director


835 rue Mooney Ouest, Thetford Mines, QC G6H 1M4

Services offered in: English and French

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  1. Technical assistance (consultation, comparative analysis of technologies, tests and analysis)
  2. Venture capital referrals
  3. Commercialization referrals
  4. Marketing advisory services referrals
  5. Business mentorship referrals
  6. Market analysis
  7. Sample analysis & testing
  8. Technology & workflow consultation
  9. Technology development
  10. Product testing
  11. Field trials / Simulation
  12. Technology evaluation / validation
  13. Concept ideation and design review
  14. Literature reviews
  15. IP protection facilitation
  16. Project management
  17. Regulatory guidance
  18. Early-stage business development
  19. Production of pre-commercial batches
  20. Scientific report writing


  1. Advanced Manufacturing
  2. Agriculture
  3. Chemicals and Plastics
  4. Construction
  5. Energy
  6. Environmental Technology
  7. Food Innovation
  8. Forestry
  9. Mining
  10. Natural Resources
  11. Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering


Equipment Function
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) Analytical laboratory
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) Analytical laboratory
GC-MS (Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry) Analytical laboratory
Infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR) Analytical laboratory
UV-visible spectrophotometer Analytical laboratory
Friction measurement system (Four-Ball Wear) Analytical laboratory
Cloud point – flow point Analytical laboratory
Brookfield viscometer Analytical laboratory
Automatic viscometer Analytical laboratory
Penetrometer Analytical laboratory
Rancimat oxidativestability tester Analytical laboratory
Automatic titrator Analytical laboratory
Flashpoint tester Analytical laboratory
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy Analytical laboratory
Gas chromatography with direct injection (COC-GC–FID) Analytical laboratory
Carbon Residue Analytical laboratory
Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (RPVOT) Analytical laboratory
Rotary evaporator with 20-litre capacity Synthesis laboratory
Kugelrohr and Falling film distillers Synthesis laboratory
Doigt distiller Synthesis laboratory
Rotovap Synthesis laboratory
Reaction vessels Synthesis laboratory
Ultrasound probe Synthesis laboratory
Single-stage wiped-film evaporator Synthesis laboratory
Fractionation pilot Synthesis laboratory
20-litre reaction vessel Synthesis laboratory
120-litre reaction vessel Synthesis laboratory
200-litre reaction vessel Synthesis laboratory
400-litre reaction vessel Synthesis laboratory
800-litre reaction vessel Synthesis laboratory
Decanting funnel Synthesis laboratory
Seed press Synthesis laboratory
Press filter Synthesis laboratory
Multi-bag filter Synthesis laboratory
Vertical pressure leaf filter Synthesis laboratory
Automatic mechanical cleaning filter Synthesis laboratory
Chemical reactors (5 to 800 L) including Double planetary mixer (700 L) Pilot plant
Fractionation pilot Pilot plant
Filter press, automatic discharge filter, Nutsche vertical pressure filter,
Filter bag and Vertical pressure leaf filter (110 L)
Pilot plant
Wiped-film evaporator (40 kg/h) Pilot plant