Starting in 2018, our plants will get to work. Indeed, phytotechnologies use living plants to filter water, air and soil, to control erosion and runoff, and make it possible to restore degraded sites. They capture greenhouses gas and can reduce heat and wind velocity. In brief, this far-reaching project will showcase the environmental benefits generated by living plants. And standing at the heart of this pathway to the phytotechnologies will be the innovations and expertise of the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV), an organization recognized worldwide for its research in plant biology, in biodiversity and in phytotechnology.
Plants – tireless, silent workers
The Jardin botanique de Montréal is proud to present the Pathway to Phytotechnologies, an exciting and ambitious project. Thanks to many years of research and collaboration between scientists at the Jardin botanique and at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV), thousands of live plants will begin working silently to demonstrate their abilities in terms of rehabilitation, decontamination, soundproofing, filtration, stabilization, runoff control and air and water purification.