McGill University researchers [Grant Clark & Chandra Madramootoo] at Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got some welcome news Monday when the federal government announced nearly $3 million in funding for research projects that will help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Bioresource Engineering professors Grant Clark and Shiv Prasher, along with colleagues Dr. Maryam Kargar (Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Manager), Masters student Marcelo Frosi, Dr.
Harry Pelissero is the general manager of Egg Farmers of Ontario, which has been working with Michael Ngadi, a professor of bioresource engineering at McGill University, to develop a machine that selects female eggs before they're hatched.
|KATHY MACLEAN, COMMUNICATIONS, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
There was good news all around for the Quebec agri-food sector in the recent provincial budget.
Before that beautiful salmon filet lands on your plate, a lot of less appetizing stuff gets stripped away: By one estimate, the global seafood industry produces 64 million metric tons of waste each year. A new study suggests a potentially sweeter fate for all those heads and guts: They can be turned into a coal-like substance called hydrochar, which could be used as fuel or added to soil to improve fertility and sequester carbon (Energy Fuels 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01671).
Chaque année, des millions de poussins mâles, jugés sans valeur par l'industrie des poules pondeuses, sont euthanasiés dès leur sortie de l'oeuf. Une pratique que l'Allemagne veut cesser d'ici 2017, et à laquelle une mystérieuse invention de l'Université McGill pourrait mettre fin....Au Québec, l'Université McGill planche aussi secrètement sur une technologie semblable.
Models provide researchers with a view to the future, allowing stakeholders the opportunity to adapt to the effects of climate change
Bioresource Engineering professor Mark Lefsrud and PhD candidate Débora Parrine were featured on CBC's The National on Tuesday, September 22.
Mark spoke about his work with Urban Barns, and how the new growth systems that he is developing are changing the face of agriculture.
Congratulations to John-Michael Davis for being awarded the John R Goldsmith foundation student prize!