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MALE CHICK CULLING IN EGG INDUSTRY COULD END, THANKS TO CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY

  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. Read more on CBC  

Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Researchers Turn Fish Waste Into A Coffee-Scented Biofuel

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).

Published on : 16 Dec 2015

Le carnage des poussins mâles pourrait bientôt prendre fin

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.

Published on : 11 Dec 2015

Farming of the future

  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.

Published on : 23 Sep 2015

Journey Behind The Lens: Dodging Madagascar's Plague Outbreak

Posting by IWRM alumni - Journey Behind The Lens: Dodging Madagascar's Plague Outbreak http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/16/journey-behind-the-lens-dodging-madagascars-plague-outbreak/

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

Reforesting Madagascar's Highlands: A Lesson From Nature

Posting by IWRM alumni - Reforesting Madagascar's Highlands: A Lesson From Nature http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/07/reforesting-madagascars-highlands-a-poetic-lesson-from-nature/

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

IJC Guidance Document by IWRM alumni - 'Seeking Orders of Approval'

IJC Guidance Document by IWRM alumni - 'Seeking Orders of Approval' http://www.ijc.org/files/tinymce/uploaded/Guidance-in-Seeking-Approval-for-Uses_EN.pdf

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

Congratulations to John-Michael Davis for being awarded the John R Goldsmith foundation student prize!

Congratulations to John-Michael Davis for being awarded the John R Goldsmith foundation student prize!

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

The Bitter and the Sweet: Finding Opportunity in the Life Cycle of Erosion

Posting by IWRM alumni - The Bitter and the Sweet: Finding Opportunity in the Life Cycle of Erosion http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/16/the-bitter-and-the-sweet-finding-opportunity-in-the-life-cycle-of-erosion/

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

Severe Erosion Reveals Earth's Treasures

NatGeo Post by an IWRM alumni - 'Severe Erosion Reveals Earth's Treasures'  http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/10/severe-erosion-reveals-earths-treasures/

Published on : 14 Jan 2014

ECO Canada award

Bioresource Engineering congratulates Eyad Jamaleddine for winning the Eco Canada Award

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 31 Mar 2011

Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC) 2011

Congratulations to all BREE students who took part in the Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC) held January 27 to 29, 2011.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Bioresource Engineering NABEC 2010 Conference Winners

Congratulations to Bioresource Engineering students Stephanie Mayer, Stephanie Dumais, Eman ElSayed and Colin Gombault on their wins at the 2010 NABEC (http://www.abe.psu.edu/nabec/)Conference held in Geneva, NY July 18-21.

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Published on : 04 Aug 2010