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First solar-powered water management project for Rackam

Sherbrooke | 09-06-2016 After a first successful CSP pilot project in USA in 2015 (Gainesville, Florida), Rackam teams up with partner Heat2Hydro Inc. to tackle wastewater treatment, a very promising application and market. The city of Surprise AZ, will host ... More >

First solar-powered water management project for Rackam

The Challenge of Thermal Storage of Solar Heat for...

The sun is an energy source with low density and variable intensity depending on weather conditions. It is therefore essential to develop techniques to overcome the discontinuity of the resource. In the case of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) ... More >

The Challenge of Thermal Storage of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP)

Rising oil prices: an inevitable transition to ren...

It's mathematical: it's only a matter of time before there is an oil shortage. The transition to a less hydrocarbon-dependent economy is thus inevitable, as the remaining oil will become too expensive. According to experts, this day is fast approaching, ... More >

Rising oil prices: an inevitable transition to renewable energies

Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel, new Director of Business...

Rackam is proud to welcome a recruit of choice to its ranks; Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel, as the new Director of Business Development. Joséanne has a solid academic background: a double training in mechanical engineering in both Sherbrooke and in France, a ... More >

Joséanne Bélanger-Gravel, new Director of Business Development at Rackam

Solar desalination: a solution to a growing global problem?

Water is a molecule with extraordinary physical and chemical properties that essentially makes life on earth possible. It is capable of transporting nutrients or hormones through waterways or through our blood and allows cellular machinery to function. Due to its ... More >

Solar desalination: a solution to a growing global problem?

The market for desalination and the different tec...

Desalination file, Article 2/3 As discussed in the previous article "Solar desalination, a solution to a growing global problem", desalination seems to be the most appropriate technical way to solve the global freshwater shortage. First of all, it would provide ... More >

 The market for desalination and the different technical solutions available

Rackam returns from California: a market ready for...

 Jacques-Alexandre Fortin, vice president of Rackam Inc., spent the week of February 15th in Sacramento, California building and strengthening business partnerships. He attended the Food Processing Expo 2016, a tradeshow which gathered 260 exhibitors specializing in processing techniques and 2,000 ... More >

Rackam returns from California: a market ready for business opportunities

Rackam is now a member of the CALSEIA

Sherbrooke, June 23rd, 2016 Rackam is now a member of the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). This association will allow Rackam to be better known in California, a region with high solar potential that is committed to being a ... More >

A new generation of parabolic solar collectors to ...

Sherbrooke | 10-19-2016 For the engineering team at Quebec start up Rackam, it's the end of two years' worth of research and development for the S30, a new solar concentrating collector. This new technology will allow the company to achieve ... More >

A new generation of parabolic solar collectors to be manufactured in Quebec

COP22; an insider’s view

Rackam sent project manager Mathieu Larouche to COP22, which was held in Marrakech between November 7th and 18th. This international conference on climate brought together the world's leaders to discuss the fight against climate change. It was a journey rich ... More >

COP22; an insider’s view

COP21, the decarbonisation of global energy has be...

  Why "decarbonise" global energy?  The 20th century saw global temperatures increased by 0.9 ° C and in the past 30 years this trend has accelerated.   This has resulted in major and dramatic changes: undesirable changes in ecosystems: species ... More >

COP21, the decarbonisation of global energy has begun

IPCC releases fifth climate assessment report

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released its fifth climate assessment report. Needless to say, the data and trends observed by the IPCC are quite worrying. Here is a short summary of the conclusions contained ... More >

IPCC releases fifth climate assessment report

How can the costs of industrial pasteurization be ...

Apart from heat pumps and other techniques used for recovering energy from existing heat sources in a factory, the parabolic solar concentrator provides two advantages: 1. Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels for process heat generation 2. Lower cooling costs ... More >

How can the costs of industrial pasteurization be reduced using solar energy?

The S20 parabolic solar collector gets an excellen...

Rackam's S20 parabolic solar collector received a very good performance review at the end of August from independent firm TÜV Rheinland. This sensor is designed to be used for medium and large heat production projects linked to industrial processes, particularly ... More >

The S20 parabolic solar collector gets an excellent performance rating from independent laboratory TÜV Rheinland

Creation of the first experimental solar cooling plant in Canada

Photo credit : Mathieu Larouche Sherbrooke |03-11-2016 Resulting from the collaboration between the consortium of Rackam-Leprohon and CanmetENERGY-Varennes, a solar power plant coupled to an ejecto-compression system was commissioned on November 3, 2016. This power plant, which produces heat and ... More >

Creation of the first experimental solar cooling plant in Canada

Rackam and Bienter launch a new type of power plan...

Rackam and Bienter launch a new type of power plant in Greece A new type of power plant enhancing renewables was born this summer in the village of Neo Erasmio in Greece. The station which has been operational since the ... More >

Rackam and Bienter launch a new type of power plant in Greece

Solar news: first edition

This is Rackam’s biweekly news report. Topics covered include energy efficiency, renewable energy trends, and the transition to a more sustainable world. Recognizing the importance of energy efficiency in construction and renovation of Europe’s buildings  Speaking at the Brussels IEA ... More >

Solar news: first edition

The Envirolys Gala awards Cascades for its solar c...

The Envirolys Gala, which is organized by the Business Council for Environmental Technology of Quebec (CETEQ) was held Monday night at the Madison Centre in Montreal and brought together the cream of Quebec's green economy and several provincial ministers. The ... More >

Desalination file: Rackam’s technical solution

Desalination file (Article 3/3) Interview with Christian Dubuc, the President of OSEMI Canada, who has developed a technical solution in collaboration with Rackam that is applicable to solar desalination. Christian Dubuc, why get started in this sector with Rackam? Rackam ... More >

The Rackam team is expanding!

Sherbrooke-10-14-16 Rackam strengthens its team with the addition of two highly qualified professionals: Christian Dubuc and Patrick Lagrandeur. Christian Dubuc (left in the picture) has joined Rackam as Technical Director and Research Director (CTO). Before starting his own consulting firm ... More >

The Rackam team is expanding!

Santa Fe College in Gainesville inaugurates a Rack...

Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida has just inaugurated a Rackam solar plant that will be used to supply the hot water needed for the campus and also act for its students as a teaching laboratory for green technologies. The ... More >

Santa Fe College in Gainesville inaugurates a Rackam solar thermal plant

Rackam’s first project in Portugal

Rackam is announcing the signing of an agreement for the construction of the first industrial CSP project in Portuguese history. The research project, which is called PRODUTECH PSI, will demonstrate the possibility of effectively combining solar thermal energy with an ... More >

Alouette university pavilion wins the NOVAE Corpor...

SEPT-ILES, June 19, 2015 – BGLA Architecture + Urban Design and Aluminerie Alouette were recognized for the Alouette University Pavilion project this past Wednesday June 17 at the Phi Centre in Montreal. The wooden statue, remitted as part of the ... More >

Solar heating and air conditioning: the Rackam-Lep...

In connection to an agreement signed on January 7, 2016 between Rackam-Leprohon and the federal CanmetENERGY research center in Varennes, a solar power plant combined with an ejector-compression system will be installed at CanmetENERGY in 2016.The solar power plant, which ... More >

Alain Lemaire Solar Park at the Mercuriades Gala

Mercuriades Gala was held on May 16 at the Montreal convention centre before more than 900 people. This event is held annually by the Federation of Quebec Board of trade (FCCQ) and honors the best Quebec businesses. Cascades was presenting ... More >

Alain Lemaire Solar Park at the Mercuriades Gala

Rackam participates in California’s Food Processing Expo

Rackam participated in the Food Processing Expo 2015 in Sacramento, California, in order to meet various players in the Californian food industry. The mission was a great success: a large number of companies expressed interest in Rackam’s technology. "The food ... More >

Rackam participates in California’s Food Processing Expo

South-African journey

There are 2members from Rackam who will be traveling to South Africa to meet with manufacturers, potential partners and to strengthen existing ties in the very near future. Due to the fact that energy demands in South Africa are significant ... More >

Rackam on VoirVert

Francis Pronovost, VoirVert website reporter, wrote a paper about rackam sustainable construction in Quebec. This article describes and promotes the Icarlus Heat technology and the company that developed it, an enterprise that specializes in green energy. The many aspects of ... More >

Benoit Hauton joins Rackam

The Rackam team welcomes Benoit Hauton, who joins the company as a project coordinator. Benoit has a DUT diploma in thermal and energy from the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, and has a master in engineering from the Polytech Savoie ... More >

Benoit Hauton joins Rackam

The G7 members pledge to phase out world's use of ...

The G7 group of industrial nations have pledged to phase out the world's use of fossil fuels by the end of the 21st century.  The leaders stressed that "deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions" were required with "a decarbonisation ... More >

Rackam is recipient of the 2014 Pioneer Prize awarded by Cascades

Rackam stands out again by receiving the 2014 Pioneer Award from Cascades at the Third Forum on Sustainable Development in Victoriaville. This award is presented annually to recognize the efforts of a company that demonstrates innovation in sustainable development. Representing ... More >

Rackam is recipient of the 2014 Pioneer Prize awarded by Cascades

An Italian delegation visits the Alain Lemaire sol...

An Italian delegation from Lombardy came to visit the Alain Lemaire solar park in Kingsey Falls last Wednesday, the 29th of October, 2014. During their stay in the Eastern Townships, the delegation which was visiting Quebec in order to exchange ... More >

An Italian delegation visits the Alain Lemaire solar park in Kingsey Falls

Francis Lemieux joins Rackam!

The Rackam team wishes to give a warm welcome to Francis Lemieux, who joins the vessel as the company’s new plant manager. Francis possesses a considerable experience with regards to managing and intervening in industrial production processes. He will be ... More >

Francis Lemieux joins Rackam!

Rackam highlights CSP’s northern potential

A recent article in CSP Today, a business intelligence source and international reference in the field of solar thermal technologies, mentionned Rackam as a promising technology. What distinguishes Rackam's business model, the article says, is its applicability in northern regions. ... More >

Rackam highlights CSP’s northern potential

Rackam sends a delegation to the Renewables and Mi...

Rackam had the opportunity to present their technological products and their expertise in the field of solar thermal energy, at the Renewables and Mining Summit, held on the 15th and 16th of October 2014. Their presence at this event aimed ... More >

Philippe Hamel joins Rackam !

Rackam has integrated Philippe Hamel as the new programming technician for the team. Philippe is responsible for both the management of the alarms on the installations and the development of special projects. Philippe makes a valuable addition to the monitoring ... More >

Rackam participates in the Aluminium Valley in Bus...

Rackam recently attended a conference on the role of aluminum in renewable energy at the Aluminium Valley in Business International Trade Show in Chicoutimi. The guest panelists included representatives of several organizations and innovative companies, such as the Technocentre Éolien ... More >

Rackam participates in the Aluminium Valley in Business International Trade Show

Morocco: COPAG will test Rackam’s technology

The Agricultural Cooperative in Taroudant (COPAG) will make its debut this summer with Rackam’s S10 thermal technology. In fact, COPAG, Rackam and alto|Solutions signed a contract to deploy a demonstration project with a power of 50 kW in order to ... More >

Morocco: COPAG will test Rackam’s technology
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