CSBE-SCGAB

Industrial Award

This award, first presented in 1999, is to recognize and honour industries that have produced a distinguished product or service requiring engineering skill, which has contributed significantly to the fields of agriculture, food processing, or other biological industry. The basis for selection of the award may include, but not be limited to, the ingenuity, significance, and entrepreneurship involved and the contribution to society and to the profession. The Awards Committee from nominations by three CSBE/SCGAB members shall select the recipient of the award. The award, consisting of a plaque, will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference

Ce prix fut présenté pour la première fois en 1999 afin de souligner particulièrement les industries qui se sont distinguées en matière de service et d'innovation dans les domaines du génie agroalimentaire et biologique. Les critères de sélection du récipiendaire peuvent s'échelonner de l'ingéniosité des produits fabriqués, à l'impact des solutions apportées, ou encore à la contribution à l'amélioration de la qualité de vie de la société en général et de la renommée de la profession. Le lauréat aura été choisi par trois membres en règle de CSBE/SCGAB oeuvrant sous la tutelle du Comité des prix; on lui remettra une plaque commémorative lors du banquet de fermeture du congrès annuel.

Nomination Form

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2016 Industrial Award

consumajConsumaj Inc. is a 23 year old Engineering Consulting Group which is recognized for its pioneer work in Eastern Canada, in convincing farm enterprises of the benefits of well designed and engineered building plans. Today, Consumaj Inc. is a leader in Eastern Canada in developing state of the art buildings plans and waste management technologies not only for poultry, swine, dairy and vegetable producers, but also for the agri-food industry and its service sectors and for municipalities. Although Consumaj has a small team of engineers, its achievements have far exceeded its size because of its multidisciplinary team capable of working together to produce the necessary skills to innovate in the agri-food industry. Furthermore, in 2013, Consumaj started to offer its services internationally, starting with collaborations in China to improve the performance of large dairy complexes of over 10 000 heads. Over its 23 years of consulting, Consumaj has serviced some 4000 agricultural enterprises in Eastern Canada as well as the agri-food industry and the agricultural service sector. Among some of its achievements, Consumaj has designed the very first organic matter pelletizing plant in Eastern Canada, large grain transfer centres of which the latest exceeds 300 000 tons annually, several food processing plants and Farmers Market, including the Guyon Organic produce market with its agricultural interpretation centre.

Durant ses 25 années d'existence, le groupe Génie-Conseil Consumaj inc. s'est distingué par son approche innovatrice auprès des entreprises agricoles, les initiant, il y a 20 ans, aux avantages de travailler avec des plans pour bâtiments bien conçus en ingénierie. Aujourd'hui, Consumaj inc. est reconnu leadeur dans l'Est du Canada, pour la conception de bâtiments à la fine pointe des technologies, pour toutes les entreprises œuvrant en agroalimentaire, incluant les élevages, la transformation agroalimentaire, les fournisseurs agricoles, la gestion des matières organiques et les municipalités rurales et de banlieue. Quoique Consumaj inc. ne possède qu'une petite équipe d'ingénieurs, dont 2 avec un Ph. D. et 2 avec un M. Sc., le groupe réalise des projets d'envergure et innovateurs grâce à l'esprit d'équipe de son équipe multidisciplinaire. Depuis 1998, Consumaj inc. a développé une expertise internationale en olfactométrie, par ses services de contrôle des émissions d'odeur, de vente d'équipement tel, le Onose-8® et de réalisations innovatrices de recherche, tels les développements de normes d'implantation de haies naturelles brise-vent pour la dispersion des odeurs. En 2013, Consumaj inc. commençait ses services internationaux en génie-conseil par une collaboration en Chine pour la conception de bâtiments d'élevage avec plus de 10 000 têtes. Depuis ses 25 années d'existence, Consumaj inc. a desservi plus de 4 000 entreprises agroalimentaires dans l'Est du Canada, dont plusieurs clients récurrents. Parmi ses projets d'envergure, Consumaj inc. a conçu la toute première usine de granulation de matières organiques de l'Est du Canada, un centre de transbordement de grains d'une capacité de 300 000 tonnes/année, plusieurs usines de transformation alimentaire, des marchés agricoles tel le Centre Guyon pour produits biologiques avec postes d'interprétation pour la jeunesse.

2015 Industrial Award

logo-opiOPI has provided leading-edge grain management solutions to the worldwide marketplace, for over 30 years. OPI has empowered over 25,000 farm and commercial customers in over 45 countries to effectively manage their grain in storage and prevent losses. OPI has consistently sought out and incorporated advanced technologies into its grain monitoring and management solutions. Starting with simple on-site temperature monitoring, OPI’s products have evolved to include moisture monitoring, grain level detection, advanced fan control and the capability to directly detect and manage insect activity. Most recently, OPI has introduced remote connectivity to its offerings. The company’s products have been recognized on two occasions in ASABE’s AE50 Outstanding Innovation Awards. The development of these successful, cutting-edge products has been based on a commitment to sound engineering. Active support of research programs as well as knowledge development and transfer, both in Canada and the US, has contributed to OPI’s success. OPI has demonstrated sustained leadership in applying engineering to the management of biological systems that exist in grain storage. OPI is most deserving of CSBE/SCGAB’s 2015 Industrial Award.

OPI fournit des solutions de pointe pour la gestion des céréales sur le marché mondial, et ce depuis plus de 30 ans. OPI aide plus de 25 000 clients agricoles et commerciaux dans plus de 45 pays à gérer efficacement leur stock de grains et ainsi éviter les pertes. OPI a toujours su développer et intégrer des technologies de pointe dans ses solutions de suivi et de gestion des céréales. À partir de la simple surveillance de la température, la gamme de produits inclut maintenant la surveillance de l'humidité, la détection de niveau de grain, le contrôle avancé de la ventilation et la capacité de détecter et de gérer directement l'activité des insectes. Plus récemment, OPI a introduit la connectivité à distance à ses offres. Les produits de la société ont été reconnus à deux reprises dans l’AE50 Outstanding Innovation Awards de l’ASABE. Le succès du développement de ces produits de pointe a été fondé sur l’engagement du respect des principes d’ingénierie. Le soutien actif des programmes de recherche ainsi que le développement et le transfert des connaissances, à la fois au Canada et aux États-Unis, a contribué à la réussite d’OPI. OPI a ainsi su démontrer un leadership soutenu dans l'application de l'ingénierie à la gestion des systèmes biologiques dans le domaine du stockage du grain. OPI mérite fièrement le Prix de l’industrie 2015 remis par la CSBE/SCGAB.

2014 Industrial Award

bioterreBIO-TERRE SYSTEMS INC.is the recipient of the 2014 Industrial Award in recognition of the company’s development and commercialization of the innovative low temperature anaerobic digestion technology patented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The development’s objective is to support and improve the environmental and economic aspects of Canadian agriculture and the Canadian agri-food industry.

The low temperature anaerobic sequencing batch manure treatment process is very well adapted to the Canadian climate and to the large number of small livestock operations. Being a very stable process and easily adaptable to existing farm operations, the batch treatment process can successfully digest all types of liquid manure produced on the farm. In addition to manure, other organic products produced on the farm or imported from neighboring agri-food industries or municipalities can be digested with this process. This can foster new partnerships between farmers and neighboring agencies or industries. From a sustainable development perspective, the Bio-Terre technology produces large amounts of green energy, reduces greenhouse gas production, produces a high quality, pathogen free and odorless crop fertilizer and potentially sets a high future standard for environmental protection.

The Research and Development work completed by Bio-Terre in the last 10 years, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, highlights new applications with huge potential benefits for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry.

Bio-Terre is developing the international market and has placed its technology in several projects in the U.S.A. Target markets include large animal production facilities and agri-food industries that produce highly diluted manure or wastewater to which this technology can be well adapted, and small villages where it is possible to convert organic and human waste into a high value, safe, crop fertilizer.

2013 Industrial Award

versatileAccomplished agricultural manufacturer, Buhler Versatile Inc. has served agricultural, food or biological engineering for more than 40 years. Versatile is the first North American manufacturer to mass-produce articulated four-wheel drive tractors. Established in 1932 as an agricultural equipment manufacturer, the company has experienced progress and steady growth. The plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba has built over 100,000 tractors. Today Versatile operates several other modern manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Their products have been extended to front-end loaders, grain augers, and several types of field equipment. Over the past 10 years, Versatile continuously launched new products, including self-propelled sprayers, tillage implements, rotary combines, front-wheel assist row crop tractors, and air drills. In 2013, Versatile received AE50 Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for their innovative ML Series air drill. This award recognizes the world's best technology innovations introduced for the agricultural, food, and biological systems industries. Versatile has employed many engineering graduates across the country. Those graduates were trained in the company and later became professional engineers. For years, Versatile has supported students’ design activities and faculties’ research at the University of Manitoba. The company’s accomplishments deserve recognition. This is why Versatile is receiving the CSBE Industrial Award.

2016    Consumaj Inc.
2015    OPI
2014    Bio-Terre
2013    Versatile
2012    No award
2011    No award
2010    Les Consultants Yves Choinière Inc.
2009    GVA Lighting
2008    Wood Pellet Association of Canad
2007    IPEX Inc
2006    No award
2005    No award
2004    No award
2003    No award
2002    No award
2001    Transfeeder
2000    Flexi-coil
1999    No award