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Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:40

Welcome to new Ontario and BC regional directors

hugh-fraserHugh Fraser, Ontario regional director

Hugh Fraser received undergrad and master degrees from the University of Guelph and is an agricultural engineer with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) at Vineland, Ontario. He is the provincial engineering specialist on horticultural crop protection and post-harvest handling and a member of CSBE since 1980.

Hugh has extensive training and experience on conflict resolution for on-farm nuisance complaints, such as noise, under the Farming and Food Production Protection Act. He has an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from Stitt Feld Handy Group. He holds an environmental noise certificate from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and has investigated hundreds of agricultural nuisance noise issues.

Hugh is the provincial lead on the Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) formulae for siting livestock facilities from incompatible uses such as homes; and vice versa.

Hugh is an international expert on; wind machines for cold-injury protection; forced-air cooling of horticultural produce; bird predation control in horticultural settings; design of reusable plastic containers for horticultural produce; moisture migration into polyurethane foam insulation; and dead farm animal disposal.

Hugh has authored over 25 factsheets for OMAFRA and 16 papers at CSBE/ASABE technical meetings

Hugh’s varied hobbies include; walking with his wife (2000 km annually); juggling (often while walking); refinishing antique Canadiana furniture; playing hockey; curling; researching family history; drawing/writing cartoons; playing harmonica; constructing/selling duct tape wallets (a passion!); and an obsession with old barns, sadly disappearing from the Canadian landscape. Hugh is writing a book about goofy things he has seen and done (kids said to do it), and is attending intermediate oral/written French classes.

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linoj-kumarDr. Linoj Kumar, British Columbia regional director

Dr. Linoj Kumar is currently working as a Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of British Columbia. Dr. Kumar has more than 10 years of experience in processing lignocellulosic biomass for biofuels and biorefinery. He has recently completed his PhD from UBC. Prior to joining UBC, he has been working as a Research Associate at the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India where he was leading a research team on liquid biofuels and chemicals. While the major focus of his laboratory research was in biomass and biorefinery, he was also involved in the policy issues related to the sustainability of biofuels and forest products. He has handled several government and industry funded research projects in this area as a Principal Investigator and has coauthored 15 peer-reviewed publications and several technical reports. Linoj was also selected for several awards including the prestigious BOYSCAST fellowship offered to outstanding young scientists by the government of India.

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René Morissette

Research Engineer for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Québec City research centre. Mainly working on forage harvesting and conservation, biomass combustion. CSBE webmaster since 2008. Part-time webdesigner.

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