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What We’re Reading | How to transform livestock waste into products of economic and ecological value

From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

As ecological approaches to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment multiply, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Research and Development Centre in Sherbrooke, Quebec, continues to innovate in this area.

The three principal researchers of the technology platform that uses the biodigester to develop better biomethanation processes: Bernard Goyette, Guylaine Talbot and Rajinikanth Rajagopal (from left to right). (AAFC)

Scientists are expanding the vast experience of the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre in the valorization of manure and slurry through the Livestock waste technology research platform. It is supported by a new biomethanation plant, called a biodigester, which uses micro-organisms, such as bacteria, to break down and ferment organic matter.

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‘What We’re Reading’ is a quick look at some of the issues and insights Alberta Beef Producers’ content creators and editors are reading to stay up-to-date, to broaden perspectives, and to explore issues relevant to the agriculture industry.

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