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.

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Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, bioresource engineering, Michael Ngadi, egg culling, new technology
Published on: 23 Jun 2016


There was good news all around for the Quebec agri-food sector in the recent provincial budget.

Classified as: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, innovation, natural ingredients, McGill Agri-Food Innovation Network, Agrifood innovation, food and innovation
Published on: 23 Mar 2016

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).

Classified as: bioresource engineering, biofuel, seafood waste, Shrikalaa Kannan, turning waste into biofuel
Published on: 16 Dec 2015

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.

Classified as: Research, bioresource engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Michael Ngadi, chickens
Published on: 11 Dec 2015


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.

Classified as: bioresource engineering, Mark Lefsrud, Urban Barns
Published on: 23 Sep 2015

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

Classified as: Sustainability, IWRM, water resources
Published on: 14 Jan 2014
NatGeo Post by an IWRM alumni - 'Severe Erosion Reveals Earth's Treasures' 

Classified as: Sustainability, IWRM, water resources
Published on: 14 Jan 2014


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