CSBE-SCGAB

CSBE/SCGAB Awards and Fellows

Maple Leaf Award

This award is given to honour members of the CSBE/SCGAB who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the profession. It is the highest award made by the Society in recognition of leadership in the profession. The award is given for outstanding personal qualities, society activities, and professional abilities. The award recipient is selected from nominations from five members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee. The recipient must have been a member of the Society for at least ten years.

Ce prix est remis à un membre qui s'est distingué par ses qualités de chef au sein de la profession. C'est le prix le plus prestigieux de la SCGAB/CSBE et il est remis en reconnaissance de leadership pour l'avancement de la profession. Il souligne des qualités personnelles, des activités au sein de la SCGAB/CSBE, une contribution remarquable et des compétences professionnelles. Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par cinq membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions. Le récipiendaire est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins dix ans.

Nomination Form

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Young Engineer of the Year Award

This award is given to recognize the outstanding work of a young engineer of the Society and to encourage outstanding work by young members of the Society. A recipient must be under 40 years of age as of January 1 in the year that the award is made. This award is given for outstanding contributions to Canadian agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering Prior to 1993 this award was known as "The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". From 1993 to 1996 this award was known as the "Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award". The award recipient is selected from nominations by three members of the CSBE/SCGAB and must receive the unanimous consent of the Awards Committee.

Ce prix est décerné pour faire connaître et encourager le travail exceptionnel de jeunes membres de la SCGAB/CSAE. Il est réservé aux membres de moins de 40 ans. Le prix souligne une contribution exceptionnelle en génie rural, alimentaire ou biologique par la conception, le développement, la vulgarisation, la gestion, la recherche ou l'enseignement. Avant 1993, ce prix était connu comme «The Canadian Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». De 1993 à 1996, ce prix était connu comme «Young Agricultural Engineer of the Year Award». Le récipiendaire est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres. Il doit recevoir l'appui unanime des membres du comité des distinctions et est membre de la SCGAB/CSAE depuis au moins trois ans.

Nomination Form 

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John Turnbull Award

This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work inbuilding systems, or waste management in industry, teaching, research, or extension. Prior to 1993, this award was known as the CSAE/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSAE-CSSBI) Award. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine de la construction agricole ou de la gestion des déchets par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Anciennement connu sous le nom «SCGR/Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute Award» le récipiendaire du prix John-Turnbull est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Glenn Downing Award

This award is presented annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of machinery systems, or bioenergy systems. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB. and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du machinisme agricole ou en bioénergie par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix Glenn-Downing est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

Nomination Form

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Jim Beamish Award

This award is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in the area of soil and water, or environmental sciences. The Alumni Committee of Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) sponsors the award. The recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at least five years. The Jim Beamish Award was established in 1989 to honour the memory of Jim Beamish, the first president of CSBE/SCGAB and a long-time worker in soil and water, and water management.

Ce prix est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du sol et eau, ou en sciences environnementales par l'enseignment, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Ce prix est commandité par le Comité des anciens du Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA). Le récipiendaire du prix Jim-Beamish est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois members et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans. Ce prix, établie en 1989, honore la mémoire du premier président de la SCGAB/CSBE, Monsieur Jim Beamish qui oeuvra longtemps au développement de la gestion de l'eau et des sols agricoles.

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John Clark Award

This award, in memory of John Clark, is given annually to the CSBE/SCGAB member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has produced outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, or extension in one or more of the fields of food engineering, or related industry. The award recipient is selected from nominations from at least three members of CSBE/SCGAB and must have been a member of the Society for at five years.

Ce prix, désigné à la mémoire de Monsieur John Clark, est décerné chaque année à un membre qui s'est distingué dans le domaine du génie alimentaire ou dans une industrie connexe par l'enseignement, la recherche, la vulgarisation ou le travail en industrie. Le récipiendaire du prix John-Clark est choisi parmi les candidats mis en nomination par trois membres et est membre de la SCGAB/CSBE depuis au moins cinq ans.

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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.

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Fellow Awards

Awards and Fellow status are given for outstanding contributions through work in one or more of the following:

  • Design and development based on originality, practicality, and applicability; the awardee must have made the major contribution to the concepts, design or development recognized.
  • Extension and management based on a record of high quality work in agricultural, food, and/or biological engineering extension such as leading in extension education through groups or T.V., or by assisting farmers in innovation of new farmstead systems or components. Alternatively, the awardee may be recognized for outstanding managerial work in the food processing industry, building firms, machinery firms, irrigation firms or land drainage.
  • Teaching and/or research based on a record of good teaching involving innovation in teaching or course development, and professional and enthusiastic leadership to students. Alternatively, the Awardee may be recognized for research abilities and achievements through the development of new theoretical concepts, or the design and execution of good experiments to prove conclusively the answer to some questions of value to agricultural, food and/or biological engineering.

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Student Awards

The CsBE/SCGAB recognizes student academic excellence and competition. More information about Student Awards are available here: http://www.csbe-scgab.ca/members/students/awards-competitions-and-scholarships.

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John Turnbull Award

joy agnew turnbullDr. Joy Agnew, P.Eng., has made and continues to make exceptional contributions to engineering for agricultural, food and biological systems through service to CSBE|SCGAB and ASABE and through extension, teaching, research, and professional engineering activities. In her capacity as the Director of the Applied Bioenergy Centre and as a Project Manager of Agricultural Research Services of the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), she is conducting and managing leading edge research and development and engineering work in a number of fields directly related to agricultural and biological engineering. These fields include use of biomass for energy production (including solid-state anaerobic digestion, large-scale biomass processing, biomass combustion for heat and electricity generation, and optimization of biomass logistics and supply chains), assessment and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural industry, and grain storage & drying research and extension. Dr. Agnew’s work directly benefits producers as well as many other stakeholders in the agri-food industry. She is also a dedicated and talented engineering educator who teaches at the undergraduate level and also supervises and co-supervises graduate students. For all these reasons, Dr. Joy Agnew, P.Eng., is a worthy recipient for the 2017 CSBE|SCGAB John Turnbull Award.

 

De par son engagement dans les activités de la CSBE/SCGAB et l’ASABE, et ses activités professionnelles d'extension, d'enseignement et de recherche, la Dr. Joy Agnew, ing, a fait et continu de faire d’exceptionnelles contributions en génie pour les systèmes agricoles, alimentaires et biologiques. En sa qualité de Directrice du Applied Bioenergy Centre et en tant que chef de projet des services de recherche agronomique du Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), elle mène et gère des projets de recherches de pointe et des travaux de développement et d'ingénierie dans plusieurs domaines liés au génie agricole et biologique. Elle s’intéresse tout particulièrement aux projets portant sur l'utilisation de la biomasse pour la production d'énergie (digestion anaérobie en milieu solide, les procédés de transformation à grande échelle, la combustion de biomasse pour la production de chaleur et d'électricité, et l'optimisation de la logistique et des chaînes d'approvisionnement), l'évaluation et la réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre dans l'industrie agricole, et la recherche le stockage et le séchage des grains. Les résultats des travaux du Dr Agnew sont utilisés par les producteurs agricoles et par de nombreux acteurs de l'industrie agroalimentaire. Elle est également une éducatrice en ingénierie dévouée et talentueuse qui enseigne au niveau de premier cycle et elle supervise ou co-supervise les étudiants diplômés. Pour toutes ces raisons, le Dr Joy Agnew, ing, est une candidate digne du prix John Turnbull de la CSBE/SCGAB pour l’année 2017.

2014 Glenn Downing Award

zamanQAMAR UZ ZAMAN, PhD is the recipient of the 2014 Glenn DowningAward in recognition of his outstanding work in industry, teaching, research, and extension in the area of machinery systems.Dr. Zaman established the Precision Agriculture Research Program (PARP) in Atlantic Canada to increase farm profitability and reduce environmental risks. He has developed a strong and effective partnership with industry, government, and other institutions to support PA research needs.He has been playing a very active role in receiving funding consistently and continuously, by federal and provincial governments, international funding agencies, industry partners, and grower’s associations, which allowed his research team to establish state-of-the art facilities for carrying PA systems research.

Dr. Zaman is now one of the pioneers in the field of PA and has already invented cost-effective VR technology for spot application of agrochemicals. In fact, he has received the US Patent # 2012/0195496 A1 and Canadian Patent #7231-1 for the invention of his VR Sprayer System. He saved significant amount of agrochemicals and decreased Nitrate-Nitrogen concentration in ground water with VRT in blueberry fields. He is very confident these viable, affordable, reliable and farmer friendly technologies can be implemented in North America to reduce production cost and environmental impacts.

Teaching has been a major part of Dr. Zaman’s academic duties in the past several years. His teaching evaluations, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, are very exemplary. One of his primary goals has been the training of highly qualified individuals.  Dr. Zaman, during the past six years, has supervised many undergraduate students as well as 5 post-doctoral fellows, 6 international researchers, 9 M.Sc. and 5 Ph.D. students.  He has conducted several workshops at local, national and international levels. Dr. Zaman published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals. One of his publications was featured on the cover page of a North American Journal, HortTechnology. He is highly sought out for national/international seminars and workshops, and has made over 100 conference, industry and extension presentations over the past few years. He also published articles in grower’s magazines, newspapers and developed fact sheets and operational manuals for growers and industry use. His research was promoted in different national and international television channels and is available on Google Video and YouTube.

Dr. Zaman is recognized internationally for his accomplishments in fundamental and applied PA research. He has worked in four internationally renowned PA programs including the University of Florida, University of Agriculture, Pakistan, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Dalhousie University Canada. He has been serving as visiting professor in Pakistani universities. He delivered lectures in several international seminars as invited/keynote speaker and resource person in several countries

2017    Donald Petkau
2016    No recipient
2015    Carol Plouffe
2014    Qamar Zaman
2013    Luc D'Amour
2012    Hubert Landry
2011    Danny Mann
2010    Daniel Massé   
2009    No award
2008    Mark Stumborg
2007    Roger Thériault
2006    Ying Chen
2005    Bernard Panneton
2004    Robert Horne
2003    Sylvio Tessier
2002    Richard P. Atkins
2001    Claude Laguë
2000    David R. Hundeby
1999    James D. Wasserman
1998    Neil B. McLaughlin
1997    No award
1996    Philippe Savoie
1995    Reed J. Turner
1994    Edward McKyes
1993    R. Lal Kushwaha
1992    James N. Wilson
1991    Wm B. Reed
1990    No award
1989    Gerry C. Zoerb
1988    H. Page Harrison*
1987    Luc Choiniere

* Deceased

2013 Glenn Downing Award

damoursMr. Luc D’Amours has made significant contributions to the profession by developing innovative agricultural machinery and taking a leadership role in the manufacturing industry. Luc developed a spin-off company, FLD Biomass, in 2008 with his colleague Frédéric Lavoie to commercialize the Biobaler. This technology harvests small diameter woody crops and fibrous material and was recognized by ASABE with an AE 50 Innovation Award in 2011. In 2009, FLD Biomass merged with the Anderson Group in Chesterville, QC. Luc’s organizational skills were soon recognized as he was named Director of Operations in 2009. He now supervises 60 workers in the plant. Luc developed his design skills as an active member of Université Laval’s tractor team ULtrac during his undergraduate and graduate student years from 2000 to 2007. During ASABE ¼ Scale Tractor Competiton, ULtrac won first place in 2002 and 2nd place in 2003 and 2006. During four and a half years as a graduate student and research assistant, Luc contributed to 6 peer-reviewed papers, 23 conference presentations and 9 other publications including two patents which lead to the development of the biobaler.

2015 Glenn Downing award

carol-plouffeDr. Carol Plouffe, is the Manager, Virtual Design and Verification at Deere & Company. Dr. Plouffe is recognized for his innovative research in modeling and testing of soil-crop to machine interactions and for leading the development and implementation of enterprise processes and competencies to support simulation-based design in early phases of product development. His work on the application of the multi-physics methods to off-road machinery is innovative and the stateof- the-art research that is readily applicable to the design and development of off-road equipment. He has been an active member and leader in all of the ASABE technical committees dealing with soil-crop to machine interactions, traction, and soil/crop sensors. Since 1999, he has been an associate-Editor for the Journal of Terramechanics and an active reviewer for numerous journals (Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal, Transactions of the ASABE, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, and Computers and Electronics in Agriculture). Carol has demonstrated excellent leadership skills. He has good relationships with his employer and employees, and he addresses concerns from his subordinates and resolves their problems in a timely fashion. Carol is an excellent team player as demonstrated by collaborative work with many other engineers within Deere & Co., and university researchers across North America. He is a hard worker, and demonstrates excellent work ethics. Those who have worked with him can attribute to these qualities. Carol has excellent communication skills in both French and English. Carol contributes to the community through volunteering in kids soccer and hockey teams. He enjoys sports and is himself a formidable hockey player.

Dr. Carol Plouffe est superviseur de la conception et de l’analyse virtuelle chez Deere & Company. Dr. Plouffe est reconnu pour ses recherches novatrices dans la modélisation et l'expérimentation des interactions sol-culture avec la machinerie. Il dirige aussi l’élaboration et la mise en oeuvre des processus et des compétences nécessaires pour appuyer les premières étapes du développement de produits basés sur la simulation. Son travail sur l'application des méthodes multi-physiques aux machines hors-route est novateur et ses méthodes de recherche, toujours dans les règles de l’art, rendent facile le transfert des technologies à la conception et au développement des équipements. Il a été un membre actif et un leader dans tous les comités techniques de l’ASABE traitant de l’interaction des machines avec le sol et la culture, de la traction et des capteurs sols/cultures. Depuis 1999, il a été rédacteur associé pour le Journal of Terramechanics et un réviseur actif pour de nombreuses revues dont Le génie des biosystèmes au Canada, Transactions of the ASABE, Applied Engineering in Agriculture et Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Carol a démontré d'excellentes compétences en leadership. Il a de bonnes relations avec son employeur et les employés, il répond aux préoccupations de ses subordonnés et il résout leurs problèmes en temps opportun. Carol est un excellent coéquipier comme il a su le démontrer dans le cadre de travaux en collaboration avec de nombreux ingénieurs chez Deere & Co. et plusieurs chercheurs universitaires en Amérique du Nord. Il est un travailleur acharné et il démontre une excellente éthique de travail. Ceux qui le côtoient peuvent en témoigner. Carol communique aussi bien en français qu’en anglais. Carol contribue à la communauté en faisant du bénévolat auprès des enfants dans des équipes de soccer et de hockey. Il aime les sports et il est lui-même un excellent joueur de hockey.

Glenn Downing Award

donald petkau glen downingDr. Donald Petkau, P.Eng., P.Ag. is nominated for the Glenn Downing Award for 2017. Don grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba and graduated from the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Manitoba in 1985. For the first two decades of his professional career, Don worked in industry for various companies affiliated with agriculture and engineering. From an initial role as an Agricultural Manager with Rogers Sugar in Winnipeg, Don moved to the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Portage la Prairie as the Manager of Agricultural Research and Development. A highlight of Don’s time with PAMI was a joint research project with agricultural engineers from both the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan that investigated mechanical harvesting of sea buckthorn berries and leaves. After spending time with MESH Technologies, during which he was responsible for the design and construction of a multi-million dollar flax straw production plant as Manager of Engineering, Don discovered a passion for teaching and started the next chapter of his career as a university educator. He completed a doctoral degree in the area of engineering design education and is currently a Senior Instructor in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba where he is responsible for introducing engineering students to the engineering design process and teaching agricultural machinery courses (including courses in “precision agriculture” which he developed) to agriculture students. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Don has assumed the role of faculty advisor for the University of Manitoba’s ASABE ¼ scale tractor team (known as the University of Manitoba Association of Tiny Tractors (UMATT)). In this role, Don is able to share of his previous managerial experiences to help UMATT team members develop these important skills prior to entering the workplace.  Don Petkau is a worthy recipient of CSBE/SCGAB’s 2017 Glenn Downing Award.

Dr. Donald Petkau, P.Eng., P.Ag. est le récipiendaire du prix Glenn Downing Award de la CSBE/SCGAB pour 2017. Don a grandi sur une ferme du Manitoba. Il a obtenu son diplômé du Département de génie agricole de l'Université du Manitoba en 1985. Au cours de sa carrière professionnelle, Don a travaillé pour plusieurs entreprises œuvrant dans les domaines de l’agriculture et du génie. Après avoir débuté en tant que gestionnaire agricole pour la compagnie Rogers Sugar de Winnipeg, Don a obtenu un poste de gestionnaire de la recherche et du développement agricoles au ‘Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute’ (PAMI) à Portage la Prairie. Un point fort de la carrière de Don avec le PAMI a été un projet conjoint de recherche, avec des ingénieurs agricoles de l'Université du Manitoba et de l'Université de la Saskatchewan, qui a porté sur la mécanisation des baies et des feuilles d'argousier. Par la suite, Don a travallé pour MESH Technologies où il était responsable du service d’ingénierie charge de la conception et de la construction d'une usine de production de paille de lin de plusieurs millions de dollars. Puis, Don s’est découvert une passion pour l'enseignement et il a commencé le prochain chapitre de sa carrière en tant qu'éducateur universitaire. Il a complété son doctorat en éducation en design d'ingénierie et il est présentement instructeur sénior au Département de génie des biosystèmes de l'Université du Manitoba. Il enseigne des cours sur le processus de conception d'ingénierie, et sur les machineries agricoles (incluant un cours d’agriculture de précision qu'il a développée). Don est aussi le conseiller de l'équipe de l'Université de Manitoba (University of Manitoba Association of Tiny Tractors(UMATT)) pour la compétition de tracteurs d'échelle ¼ de l’ASABE. Don partager ses expériences de gestionnaire avec les membres de l'équipe pour les aider à développer ces compétences importantes avant d'entrer dans le monde du travail. Don Petkau est un digne récipiendaire du prix Glenn Downing 2017 de CSBE/SCGAB.

2014 Jim Beamish Award

mckagueKEVIN MCKAGUE, CPESC, P.Eng. is the recipient of the CSBE 2014 Jim Beamish award in recognition of his dedication and contributions in soil and water conservation and environmental engineering spanning 30 years in both the private and public sectors.  He is currently the Rural Water Quality Engineer within the Environmental Management Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s, Food Safety and Environment Division.  

Kevin graduated from the University of Guelph in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering.  Immediately following graduation, he was employed as a soil conservation engineer by the Maitland Valley and Grand River Conservation Authorities.  There he practiced farm extension and on-farm research, encouraging local landowners in their efforts to plan and implement both engineering and agronomic forms of soil conservation practices.  In 1988, Kevin joined the private environmental consulting firm, Ecologistics Limited, where he managed numerous domestic and international soil and water related projects that promoted the sustainable use and protection of our soil and water resources.

In 1999, Kevin accepted employment with  the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) as an applied research specialist and rural water quality engineer.  During this same period, he also undertook graduate work, and received a Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph in 2003.  He has authored or co-authored a range of peer-reviewed papers pertaining to his research related to model use in assessing BMP effectiveness in improving soil and water quality.

Still with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Kevin continues to advise and work on a wide range of soil and water conservation issues.  He has been a long-time member of the NMAN development team, a software tool that helps producers manage their manure and fertilizer nutrients.  Recently, he led the adaptation of the USDA’s RUSLE2 (Revised Soil Loss Equation) soil loss prediction tool for use in the Ontario setting.  He also led in the development of OMAFRA’s Agricultural Erosion Control Structures design software (AgErosion).  This product encourages land improvement contractors to follow standardized designs for common agricultural erosion control structures built in the province.

Outside of work, Kevin has volunteered on a variety of projects and awareness events through Water Ambassadors Canada to help bring clean drinking water to rural communities in Central America.

Kevin is a long time member of CSBE/ASABE, a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.  He has made an outstanding contribution in developing and promoting sound environmental practices in agricultural production, and is a worthy recipient for the 2014 CSBE Jim Beamish Award in soil and water. 

2017    Denis Choinière
2016    Ted van der Gulik
2015    Murray Tenove
2014    Kevin McKague
2013    Peter Enright
2012    No awards
2011    Ranjan Sri Ranjan
2010    Robert Lagacé
2009    R.P. Stone
2008    No award
2007    No award
2006    Robert Bonnell
2005    Sietan Chieng
2004    No award 
2003    No award
2002    Harold Steppuhn
2001    Jean-Louis. Daigle
2000    C.A. Madramootoo
1999    John E. Metzger
1998    Jack R. Burney
1997    David S. Chanasyk
1996    Ali Madani
1995    Shiv O. Prasher
1994    Ramesh P. Rudra
1993    Paul Milburn
1992    John K. Higgins
1991    Aly M. Shady
1990    Egon Rapp
1989    Robert S. Broughton

* Deceased

2013 Jim Beamish Award

enrightMr. Peter Enright is a dedicated University Lecturer and Director of the Farm Management and Technology Program since 2006. The Farm Management and Technology Program at McGill University is a threeyear agriculture program equivalent to a technology diploma offered by a CEGEP in the Province of Quebec. As Director, Peter takes great care of all his students and he has done a great job at managing the program and maintaining student recruitment. As Director of the program, Peter also liaises with the Ministries responsible for Agriculture and Education in Quebec concerning budgetary, academic, and reporting issues as well as program updates and revisions. For his research interest, he has long been at the forefront of research in watershed management in the Québec context and in particular small basin hydrology, water quality and water management in agriculture. Peter has developed skills in the design, construction, installation and monitoring of rainfall, runoff, stream flow and water quality measurement systems; measurement of soil and water quality parameters; and has worked in developing, testing, and modifying computer simulation models which describe the soil-water-plant environment. These models are used to identify non-point source pollution on small watersheds, and to evaluate the impacts of various best management practices. Although now, he assumes a more administrative responsibility, he is still very dedicated to the water and agricultural fields and as part of his teaching responsibilities he is ensuring the training of the next generations of agricultural specialists and farm managers are equipped to address soil and water quality issues in a sustainable manner. A long-time member of CSBE, he has attended many conferences at ASABE, NABEC and CSBE venues.

2015 Jim Beamish Award

murray-tenoveMr. Murray Tenove first became interested in water sciences while assisting in limnology research at Wabamun Lake, Alberta, as a youth. His interests in agriculture were tweaked as he helped his father (a professional photographer) learn to farm crops near Vegreville, Alberta. The third phase of what eventually defined his career path, was in relation to environmental impacts, and stemmed from overseas travel and the opportunity to witness a variety of dynamic landscapes. However, Murray, as is typical of his nature, is quick to point out that his formal quest to become an agricultural engineer in 1980, was not just a moment of selfrealization. Rather, he owes gratitude to his uncle, Nick Holowaychuk, a soil scientist, and the late Robert Borg, an agricultural engineer, past recipient of the CSBE John Turnbull Award and Murray's mentor. Following the completion of a BSc in Chemistry in 1978, Murray completed another Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1982 as one of the first graduates out of this new program at the University of Alberta. In 2000, with some experience under his belt, Murray returned to complete an MSc in Environmental Engineering in 2004. As a professional engineer with over 30 years of professional practice, Murray has been tasked with adapting a variety of agricultural production and water-related technologies and programs to the needs of primary agricultural producers across Alberta and British Columbia. It is for his long-term contributions to bioengineering and the agricultural sector that Murray has been nominated for this award.

M. Murray Tenove s’est intéressé aux sciences de l'eau en contribuant durant sa jeunesse à la recherche en limnologie au lac Wabamun, en Alberta. Ses intérêts en l'agriculture ont ensuite été influencés par son père (un photographe professionnel) en travaillant sur une ferme près de Vegreville, en Alberta. Mais ce qui a éventuellement défini son cheminement de carrière fut l’observation dynamique des impacts environnementaux suite à de nombreux voyages outre-mer. Ainsi, Murray se rend rapidement à l’évidence que son destin professionnel était de devenir ingénieur agricole, ce qu’il réalisa en 1980, non pas sans l’appui de personnes importantes pour lui. La réalisation de ce cheminement, il en doit une partie à son oncle, Nick Holowaychuk, un scientifique du sol, et au regretté Robert Borg, un ingénieur agronome, ancien récipiendaire du Prix John Turnbull (CSBE/SCGAB) et mentor de Murray. Après l’obtention en 1978 d’une maîtrise en chimie, Murray complète en 1982 un autre baccalauréat ès sciences en génie agricole. Il fut l’un des premiers diplômés de ce nouveau programme de l'Université de l'Alberta. En 2000, avec plusieurs années d’expérience dans son sac, Murray retourne à l’université en 2004 pour compléter une maîtrise en génie agroenvironnemental. En tant qu’ingénieur professionnel avec plus de 30 années de pratique, Murray a ensuite été chargé de l'adaptation d'une variété de productions agricoles, de technologies et de programmes en lien avec l'eau pour les producteurs agricoles d’Alberta et de Colombie- Britannique. C’est pour ces contributions de longue haleine à la bio-ingénierie et au secteur agricole que Murray a été nommé pour ce prix.

2016 Jim Beamish Award

Ted van der GulikTed van der Gulik - During his career Ted has worked on many large regional water management projects such as the Matsqui Drainage and Irrigation Project and the South East Kelowna Metering Project that have helped to protect and improve the productive farmland in British Columbia. He was a driving force behind the formation and evolu- tion of the Irrigation Industry Association of BC. As Past-President and Founder/Chair of the Certification Board, he received the Dave Peach Award in 2004. In 2000, the American Irrigation Associa- tion recognized his leadership in promoting proper irrigation techniques through the many manuals and guides that he has written and honoured him with the prestigious Crawford Reid Memorial Award. In 2009, Ted was the recipient of the BC Water and Waste Bridge Building Award in recognition of his commitments to building bridges between the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) and other water related groups. The many on line tools and models that he has led in developing have resulted in him being a four-time winner of the British Columbia Premier's Award: Water Balance Model (2008-09 Silver), Provincial Drought Response (2009-10 Silver), Agriculture Water Demand Model (2009-10 Gold), and Legacy (2013-14 Gold). He helped convene the water-working group of the BC Agriculture Council to assist the Ministry of Environment in developing a new water act that con- sidered the needs of agriculture. It is his later work on policy and planning that will guide government and industry in water supply and usage, ensuring that the citizenry and agriculture industry of the province of British Columbia are well positioned for the future.

Ted van der Gulik - Tout au long de sa carrière, Ted a travaillé sur de nombreux projets de gestion de l'eau tels que le projet de drainage et d'irrigation de Matsqui et le projet de compteurs d'eau de South East Kenowla qui ont permis de conserver et d'accroître la productivité des terres agricoles de la Colombie-Britannique. Il a participé activement à la création et au développement de l'Irrigation Industry Association de la Colombie-Britannique. En 2004, Ted a reçu le Prix Peach Dave pour sa contribution à tire de président sortant et fondateur /directeur du conseil de certification. En 2000, l'American Irrigation Association lui a remis le prestigieux Prix commémoratif Crawford Reid en reconnaissance de son lea- dership dans la promotion des bonnes pratiques d'irrigation à tra- vers des nombreux manuels et guides qu'il a écrit. En 2009, Ted a été le récipiendaire du Prix BC Water and Waste Bridge Building en reconnaissance de ses engagements à construire des ponts entre la BC Water and Waste Bridge Association (BCWWA) et les autres regroupements impliqués à l'eau. Il a participé au déve- loppement de nombreux outils en ligne et modèles qui lui ont valu de recevoir le Prix du Premier Ministre de la Colombie-Britannique à quatre reprises : le Water Balance Model (2008-09 Argent), le Provincial Drought Response (2009-10 Argent), l'Agriculture Water Demand Model (2009-10 Or), et le Legacy (2013-14 Or). Il a aidé à convoquer le groupe de travail d'experts en eau du BC Agriculture Council pour assister le ministère de l'Environnement dans l'élaboration d'une nouvelle loi sur l'eau qui tient compte des besoins de l'agriculture. Ce sont ses travaux ultérieurs en politique et en planification qui guideront le gouvernement et l'industrie dans une saine gestion de l'approvisionnement et dans l'utilisation de l'eau, afin que les citoyens et l'industrie agricole de la Colombie-Britannique soient en bonne position pour l'avenir.

Jim Beamish Award

denis choiniere beamishNow recognized a world expert in olfactometry, Denis Choinière started his career as a consultant in environmental engineering in 1999 with Consumaj Inc. of St Hyacinthe. At the onset and being responsible for the development of an Environmental Division at Consumaj Inc., Denis developed and started the operation of an odour measurement laboratory and acquired the knowledge to conduct air dispersion analyses. The olfactometre which Denis introduced at Consumaj Inc. was the McGill olfactometre which he helped develop during his M. Sc. studies at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Suzelle Barrington. The olfactometre which Denis helped developed was unique in the fact that its octagonal configuration allowed for a more uniform distribution of air to all panellists. Furthermore, this olfactometre was fully automated, controlling the dilutions level between readings, registering the answers of the panellist and computing the results. Over the years, Denis perfected his knowledge of odour measurement, produced some 20 scientific papers on the subject matter and developed an improved model of the McGill olfactometre in 2011, where one model was sold in Europe in 2012.

Besides being an expert in olfactometry, Denis has continued to practice in the field of Environmental Engineering. He has designed several outstanding waste management systems, such as the first organic matter pelletizing plant in Quebec, in 2004 and several large composting centres. Denis Choinière is a worthy recipient for the 2017 CSBE|SCGAB Jim Beamish Award.

 

Denis Choinière a débuté sa carrière en tant que consultant en ingénierie environnementale en 1999 avec Consumaj Inc. de St Hyacinthe (QC). En tant que responsable de la division environnementale de Consumaj Inc., Denis a développé et mis en marche un laboratoire de mesure des odeurs et d’analyses de dispersion des contaminants dans l'air. L'olfactomètre utilisé chez Consumaj Inc. est l'olfactomètre qu'il avait lui-même contribué à développer lors de ses études en maîtrise à l'Université McGill sous la supervision du Professeur Barrington. Une des caractéristiques innovantes de cet appareil est sa configuration octogonale qui permet une distribution uniforme des échantillons d'air entre les panelistes. De plus, l’olfactomètre est entièrement automatisé permettant le contrôle du niveau de dilution entre les lectures, l’enregistrement des réponses et le calcul des résultats. Au fil des ans, Denis a perfectionné ses connaissances de la mesure des odeurs, et produit une vingtaine de documents scientifiques sur le sujet. En 2011, l’olfactomètre a été perfectionné et un modèle a été vendu à une société européenne en 2012. Denis est très actif dans le domaine du génie environnemental. Il a conçu plusieurs systèmes novateurs pour la gestion des déchets dont plusieurs grands centres de compostage et une usine de granulation de matières organiques.

2014 John Clark Award

rattiCRISTINA RATTI, PhD is the recipient of the 2014 John Clark Award in recognition of her dedicated contributions to the food engineering profession.  Cristina is originally from Bahia Blanca, Argentina, graduated as a chemical engineer from Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahia Blanca) and began her graduate studies in food engineering at the same institution under the supervision of Dr Enrique Rotstein and Dr Guillermo Crapiste. She obtained a PhD in chemical engineering in 1991 with her thesis on the “Design of batch air dryers for fruit and vegetable products.” Her three postdoctoral placements were undertaken at three academic institutions in collaboration with Dr Arun Mujumdar (Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada) from 1991 to 1993, Dr Vijaya Raghavan (Bioresource Engineering, McGill University) from 1993 to 1995, and Dr Guillermo Crapiste in PLAPIQUI (Chemical Engineering Institute, Bahia Blanca) from 1995 to 1996.In 1996 she joined the Soils and Agri-Food Engineering Department of Université Laval (Québec, Canada) as a professor of food engineering. She is presently a full professor and a member of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods INAF (since 2003). Her research interests have always been related to food dehydration (air drying, freeze-drying, osmotic dehydration) and physicochemical and quality properties of foodstuffs related to drying. She has published numerous scientific manuscripts and contributed to the training of many graduate and undergraduate students on the science of food engineering and dehydration.

2017    Jitendra Paliwal
2016    Su-Ling Brooks
2015    Valérie Orsat
2014    Cristina Ratti
2013    Venkatesh Meda
2012    No award
2011    No award
2010    Michèle Marcotte
2009    Lope Tabil
2008    Michael O. Ngadi
2007    Stephen P. Clarke
2006    Clément Vigneault
2005    Stefan Cenkowski
2004    No award
2003    Ralph B. Brown
2002    Hosahalli Ramaswamy
2001    Digvir S. Jayas
2000    Denyse. I. LeBlanc
1999    Jerry J. Leonard
1998    Marvin A. Tung*
1997    N. Ross Bulley
1996    No award
1995    Regis J. Boily*
1994    Gauri S. Mittal
1993    Abdel E. Ghaly
1992    N. Eric Jensen
1991    Shahab Sokhansaj
1990    G.S. Vijay Raghavan
1989    Wm. E. Muir
1988    Lambert Otten
1987    No award
1986    Chris Dyble*

* Deceased

2013 John Clark Award

medaDr. Meda started at the Department of Agricultural and Bioresource (now, Chemical and Biological Engineering) Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in August 2002. Prior to this position, Dr. Meda worked as a Project Development Officer, Office of Vice-President (research and International), McGill University during 2000-2002. He was a graduate research associate at the faculty of Agriculture and Environment Sciences, Macdonald Campus of McGill University during 1994-2000. He has extensively participated in discussion(s) /seminars conducted by CIDA, World Bank, ADB on poverty reduction, food safety and security, rural development and International agriculture topics. Dr. Meda has a well established research program on utilising electrotechnologies (microwaves, radio frequency, infrared, UV energy spectrum) for treating and processing agricultural, food, feed and biological materials in Western Canada. His expertise in drying and extraction technologies has been instrumental in revitalisation of Saskatchewan’s fruit processing industry (key example include; Saskatoon berry drying for enhanced shelf-life, neutraceutical and health benefits for industrial applications) by his contributions related to the vacuum-microwave assisted drying technology for heat sensitive products. 

2015 John Clark Award

valerieDr. Valérie Orsat has made significant contributions through her research and professional activities in Food and Bio-Process Engineering. Dr. Orsat completed her doctoral studies in 1999 in the field of radio-frequency and microwave heating. Her professor position at McGill started in 2007, building a research program to explore new food products, processing technologies and functional ingredients. Dr. Orsat was fast tracked for tenure consideration and promotion to associate professor in June 2012. Recognizing her leadership and managerial skills, she was appointed to the Chair’s position in June 2013. As an engineering discipline, bioresource engineering attracts a high number of women which is welcome news to the profession. In this context, Dr. Orsat, as the chair of the department, is an excellent role model for the engineering careers of these young women. Dr. Orsat has published over 80 refereed manuscripts and has supervised 9 Ph.D. and 11 M.Sc. students to completion of their degrees, and 13 undergraduate students have had a research internship in her lab. She is presently supervising 5 doctoral candidates, each working on the development of functional foods and food ingredients, and the improvement of food processing technologies. Dr. Orsat has received many accolades receiving the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2008 from the CSBE and in 2006 from NABEC. In 2013, she received a Certificate of Commendation for her years of service as VP-technical and VP-membership of the CSBE. She contributes actively to the profession in numerous capacities such as Examiner for the Order of Engineers of Quebec; and as an Associate Editor for the Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal.

Professeure Valérie Orsat a contribué considérablement à la profession par le biais de ses recherches et activités professionnelles en génie agroalimentaire. Dr. Orsat a terminé ses études de doctorat en 1999 dans le domaine de la radiofréquence et du chauffage par micro-ondes. Sa carrière en enseignement à titre de professeure débuta en 2007 à l'Université McGill avec l’élaboration d'un programme de recherche pour explorer de nouveaux produits alimentaires, les technologies de traitement et les aliments fonctionnels. Dr. Orsat a rapidement été promue au rang de professeure associée en juin 2012. Reconnaissant son leadership et ses compétences de gestionnaire, elle a été nommée au poste de directrice du département en juin 2013. En tant que discipline d'ingénierie, le génie des bioressources attire de plus en plus d’étudiantes, ce qui est plus que bienvenue au sein de la profession généralement masculine. Dans ce contexte, Dr. Orsat, en tant que directrice du département, est un excellent modèle pour les carrières en génie de ces jeunes femmes. Dr. Orsat a publié plus de 80 articles révisés par les pairs, a supervisé 9 étudiants au doctorat et 11 à la maîtrise. De plus, 13 étudiants de premier cycle ont eu l’opportunité d’effectuer un stage de recherche dans son laboratoire. Elle supervise actuellement 5 doctorants, chacun travaillant sur le développement des aliments fonctionnels et des ingrédients alimentaires ainsi que sur l'amélioration des technologies de transformation des aliments. Dr. Orsat a reçu de nombreuses distinctions dont celle du Jeune Ingénieur(e) de l’année CSBE/ SCGAB en 2008 et son équivalent au NABEC en 2006. En 2013, elle a reçu un certificat de mention élogieuse pour ses années de service en tant que VP-technique et VP-membership à la CSBE/ SCGAB. Elle contribue activement à la promotion de la profession dans de nombreuses fonctions telles qu’examinatrice pour l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec et comme rédactrice en chef adjointe de la revue Le génie des biosystèmes au Canada.

2016 John Clark Award

suling brooksSu-Ling Brooks (PhD, P.Eng) has made significant contributions to food and biological engineering through her research and service to the profession. She is originally from New Zealand, where she pur- sued a Bioprocess Engineering degree at Massey University, followed by experience in the biopharmaceutical and dairy industries. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) in 2004 and subsequently obtained a position in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), specializing in food and bioprocess engineering. She joined the De- partment of Process Engineering and Applied Science at Dalhou- sie University in 2006, where she has been an Associate Profes- sor and Undergraduate Chair of the Environmental Engineering program. Su-Ling has established a research program that has focussed on the processing of food and biological materials, encapsulation technology for controlled research systems, fermenta- tion technology, and waste/biomass valorization. In recent years she has had a significant role in supporting the fledgling haskap berry industry in Nova Scotia through her research exploring the role of processing technologies on the nutritional content of haskap products and impact on human health. She has published numerous scientific publications and trained many graduate/ undergraduate students in areas relating to food and biological engineering. Su-Ling has contributed actively to the profession through her years of service to NABEC - Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (a community of ASABE and CSBE), where she is currently Chair and is also co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for CSBE 2016 in Halifax.

Su-Ling Brooks (PhD, P.Eng) a apporté une contribution significative à l'alimentation et de l'ingénierie biologique par le biais de sa recherche et de service à la profession. Elle est originaire de la Nouvelle-Zélande, où elle a poursuivi un diplôme en génie des bioprocédés à l'Université Massey, suivi d'une expérience dans les industries biopharmaceutiques et laitiers. Elle a obtenu son doctorat en génie chimique de l'Université de Cambridge (Royaume- Uni) en 2004 et par la suite obtenu un poste dans le département de génie chimique et des matériaux, à l'Université d'Auckland (Nouvelle-Zélande), spécialisée dans les aliments et les bioprocédés ingénierie. Elle a rejoint le Département de Génie des Procédés et des sciences appliquées à l'Université Dalhousie en 2006, où elle est professeure agrégée et la Chaire de premier cycle du programme Génie de l'environnement. Su-Ling a mis en place un programme de recherche qui a mis l'accent sur la transformation des aliments et des matériaux biologiques, la technologie d'encap- sulation pour les systèmes contrôlés de recherche, de la technolo- gie de fermentation, et les déchets/valorisation de la biomasse. Au cours des dernières années, elle a eu un rôle important dans le soutien de l'industrie émergente des baies de haskap en Nouvelle-Écosse, grâce à ses travaux de recherche à explorer les effets des des baies de haskap et de leur impact sur la santé humaine. Elle a publié de nombreuses travaux scientifiques et formé de nombreux étudiants, diplômés ainsi que des étudiants de premier cycle d'études, dans les domaines liés à l'alimentation et de l'ingénierie biologique. Su-Ling a contribué activement à la profession par ses années de service à NABEC - Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (une communauté de ASABE et CSBE), où elle est actuellement présidente. Elle est également co-présidente du Comité des arrangements locaux pour CSBE 2016 à Halifax.

John Clark Award

jitendra paliwal clarkDr. Jitendra Paliwal received bachelors in Agricultural Engineering from G.B. Pant University (India) in 1994 and then M.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Biosystems Engineering both from the University of Manitoba. He is now a Professor with the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba where he leads the imaging and spectroscopy research in the grain storage area. His work in developing hardware and software solutions is widely referred to by the designers of grain quality monitoring and assessment instruments. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of instrumentation, digital imaging, vibrational spectroscopy, and technical communication.

Growing up as a child in India, Jitendra Paliwal wondered if it would ever be possible to tell how sweet an apple is without actually taking a bite out of it. Now as a professor with expertise in the area of machine vision and vibrational spectroscopy, he researches ways to peek inside biological tissues and cells – so we can assess much more than just the sweetness of a fruit. Jitendra joined the University of Manitoba as a graduate student in 1995 and continued on as a faculty after completing his PhD in 2002. He is a Professional Engineer registered in Manitoba. Jitendra's research is geared towards providing an abundant supply of safe and healthy food to human beings and livestock while keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum. The tools he uses include spectroscopy, imaging, chemometrics, and artificial neural networks.

Jitendra has contributed to the training of over 60 highly qualified personnel. His research work, so far, has resulted in over 60 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has also authored or co-authored 65 conference papers and five book chapters. He is routinely invited at national and international events to talk about the current scientific advancements in the area of post-harvest storage of grain.

Jitendra is a member of CSBE/ASABE since 1996 and has served as an Associate Editor of Canadian Biosystems Engineering. He is also a registered member of Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba (formerly APEGM) and is the current Chair of its Experience Review Committee. His contribution to the profession of engineering was recognized last year when he was appointed as a Fellow of Engineers Canada. Dr. Jitendra Paliwal is a worthy recipient for the 2017 CSBE|SCGAB John Clark Award.

 

Jitendra attributes the success of his research program to some very bright students and scholars that he has been fortunate to work with as well as his peers who he routinely collaborates with. With his students and research partners, he has published over 50 peered review articles in scientific journals. In 2012, Jitendra received the CSBE Young Engineer Award for his outstanding contribution to Biosystems Engineering. Jitendra is an exceptional professor, possessing the ability to both lead by example through his hard work and to promote the professional growth of others through timely assistance.

En grandissant en Inde, Jitendra Paliwal se demandait s'il serait possible de dire à quel point une pomme est sucrée sans mordre dedans. Maintenant, en tant que professeur possédant une expertise dans le domaine de la vision par ordinateur et de la spectroscopie vibratoire, il recherche des façons de voir à l'intérieur des tissus et des cellules, afin d'évaluer beaucoup plus que la douceur d'un fruit. Jitendra est entré à l'Université du Manitoba en tant qu'étudiant diplômé en 1995 et a continué sa carrière en tant que professeur après avoir complété son doctorat en 2002. Il est ingénieur agréé au Manitoba. La recherche de Jitendra vise à fournir un approvisionnement sûr et abondant de nourriture saine aux êtres humains et au bétail tout en minimisant l'empreinte de carbone. Les outils qu'il utilise comprennent la spectroscopie, l'imagerie, la chimiométrie et les réseaux neuronaux artificiels. Jitendra attribue le succès de son programme de recherche à ses étudiants et chercheurs avec lesquels il a eu la chance de travailler, et à ses pairs avec lesquels il collabore régulièrement. Avec l’aide de ses étudiants et de ses partenaires, ces travaux de recherche ont permis la réalisation d'une cinquantaine d'articles évalués par des pairs et publiés dans les revues scientifiques. En 2012, Jitendra a reçu le prix du ‘Jeune Ingénieur’ de la CSBE/SCGAB pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au génie des biosystèmes. Jitendra est un professeur exceptionnel qui possédant à la fois la capacité de mener par l'exemple de son travail et de promouvoir la croissance professionnelle des gens avec qui il travaille.

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.

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

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