Alain Tremblay

Scientific Director

Expertise:

  • Biodiesel
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Mineral chemistry
  • Oxidative stability

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Mineral Chemistry (2002)- Université Laval
  • Bachelor’s degree specialization in Chemistry (1998) – Université Laval

Experience:

  • Scientific Director, OLEOTEK- since 2006
  • Director , Technical Affairs, Innoltek – 2010 to 2015
  • Director, Technical Support, OLEOTEK – 2004 to 2006
  • Chemist project manager, Biolab – 2001 to 2004
    Chemist, project manager (chemistry consultant, analysis management, etc.) in an environmental analysis laboratory, supporting over 500 clients. Developed and implemented analytical methods. Technical support to different laboratory groups (4 laboratories). Improved the analysis management methods for the group.
  • Post-graduate student (Master’s degree), Analytical chemistry laboratory, Université Laval – 1998 to 2002
    Projects on stabilization of Carbon-14 in nuclear waste. Participated in the environmental audits of many Canadian nuclear plants. Designed, completed and implemented a management system for radioactive materials.
  • Associate and technical director, Tribal communications – 1998 to 2002
    Associate and administrator of an IT company.

Accomplishments:

  • Developed organic rust-proofing oil
  • Many prefeasibility studies for biodiesel microgeneration
  • Formulation of biodiesel to improve the oxidative stability
  • Designed a system for finding organic equivalence to traditional lubricants used in industry
  • Developed quality testing for biodiesel and general analysis of oils and greases

Memberships:

  • Member of the STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers)
  • Member of the CGSB (The Canadian General Standards Board)
  • Member of the Ordre des Chimistes du Québec (Member # 2001-039)

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker at the “Biodiesel et biolubrifiants, une opportunité pour l’industrie de la pêche” conference (March 2006)
  • Speaker at the CQB (Conseil Québécois du biodiesel) conference (May 2006)
  • Speaker at the AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society) symposium 2006