Quebec's resource recovery potential

Photos by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour

Photos by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour

Photos by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour

Photos by Owen Egan and Joni Dufour

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Quebec has a goal to eliminate organics disposal to landfills by 2020. 

Prof. Stefan Grimberg (a TISED Scholar-in-Residence) brought together experts from academia, government and industry to share opportunities for resource recovery processes that ultimately lead to a more circular resource economy, reducing environmental impact but also capitalizing on the inherent value of resources in waste ― for economically feasible sustainable solutions!

Speakers & Presentations

Simon Barnabé (Chaire de recherche industrielle bioéconomie / bioénergie région, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières) presents
Resource recovery from a regional perspective: new and unexpected opportunities and synergies for local business 

Kartik Chandran (Professor, Columbia University) presents 
(An)aerobic microbial platforms for resource recovery

Stefan Grimberg (Clarkson University) presents 
Organic Solid and Municipal Waste: Opportunities for Resource Recovery

Céline Vaneeckhaute (Professeure Adjointe, Université Laval) presents 
Decision-support tool for setting up optimal organic waste valorization chains in Québec

 

About Stefan Grimberg


Stefan Grimberg, Professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Clarkson University, has published more than 50 journal articles, conference proceedings or reports and has delivered more than 90 professional talks at academic conferences or universities around the world.  Dr. Grimberg has been the investigator on research grants from the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, NYSERDA and other funding agencies. His research most recently has focused on anaerobic digestion of agricultural or other high-strength wastes for the generation of energy. In particular, his research group investigated the anaerobic digestion of sand-laden dairy manure for a midsize dairy farm in Northern New York. In addition, the studies and modeling of co-digestion of dairy and manure wastes in single and two phased digester systems. Dr. Grimberg also has been actively involved in the New York Water Environment Association as the Chair of the university committee and the Advisor to student chapters. Learn more about Stefan Grimberg and his work with TISED here.