Recover heat in a contaminated area. Up to 50% savings per unit.
$150,000 for the prototyping and demonstration.
“For 30 years, the exchangers available have been susceptible to getting clogged and freezing up, requiring over an hour of maintenance between each farming cycle. With ten units, that’s a full working day lost for the farmers.”
Gabriel Gagné-Marcotte, CEO.
An ingenious heat exchanger
Demonstrating the technology’s potential in Québec
Once the idea was conceived, it had to be prototyped, tested and demonstrated to potential customers. At every stage, ESA found an ally in the development of its solution with Énergir’s Innovation Program.
“They were the first to believe in our project, which wasn’t very simple. Their help was crucial,” said Daniel Rousse PhD., professor at École de technologie supérieure, and founder of ESA in 2010.
Énergir provided ESA an initial financial contribution of $75,000 to prototype its solution, and an additional $80,000 to carry out tests and adjustments in actual poultry farms. This energy efficiency measure is now eligible under our Implementation incentives program.