Patrick Brassard, Jr. Eng, Ph.D. received his bachelor's degree in agri-environmental engineering in 2010 and his master's degree in agri-food engineering in 2012 from Université Laval. He joined the IRDA team at the time he began his master’s degree project on biomass combustion.
In 2017 Patrick completed a doctorate in bioresource engineering at McGill University in which he examined pyrolysis and the utilization of biochar as a soil amendment. A recipient of a FRQNT (Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologies) grant, in 2019 Patrick pursued postdoctoral research at INSA (Institut national des sciences appliquées) in Toulouse (France), as part of the CAMBIOSCOP project, where he acquired expertise in life cycle analysis.
Patrick is currently a research assistant at IRDA, where he continues his postdoctoral research on the analysis of the environmental performance of biomass thermochemical conversion processes.
Patrick Brassard explores new integrated approaches to biomass conversion and assess the environmental impact of farming practices.
Research report • Patrick BrassardBrassard, P. 2018. Biochar production in an auger pyrolysis reactor and its amendment to soil as a tool to mitigate climate change. Doctoral thesis. Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University. 183 p. Brassard, P. 2018. Biochar production in an auger pyrolysis reactor and its amendment to soil as a tool to mitigate climate change. Doctoral thesis. Department of Bioresource Engineering, McGill University. 183 p. Download Download