Varennes (QC) Research Centre

CanmetENERGY in Varennes, located near Montreal, leads programs in Buildings and Communities, Renewables, Industrial Processes and manages the world-leading RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre. We design and implement clean energy solutions, and build on knowledge that helps produce and use energy in ways that are more efficient and sustainable.

With approximately 110 scientists, engineers, technologists, managers and support staff, we manage science and technology programs and services, act as a window to federal financing and provide technical scientific and technical expertise in the following areas:

We work closely with our industry, government and academic partners and lend our expertise to Canadian industry through collaborations in research and development (R&D). Projects and activities may take the form of services and R&D agreements, research consortiums or collaboration on demonstration projects. Our analytical laboratories and pilot plants are equipped to develop, test and demonstrate clean energy solutions in real-world conditions.

To reach us:

  • Mailing address: 1615 Lionel-Boulet Blvd., P.O. Box 4800, Varennes (QC)   J3X 1S6
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  • Phone: +1-450-652-4621
  • Toll-free: +1-800-322-8122
  • Teletype: +1-613-996-4397 (TBS)