Stéphane Godbout, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher

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About

Stéphane Godbout (P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.) earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from Université Laval, where he also completed a master's degree in agricultural engineering in 1990, and a doctoral degree in civil engineering in 1996. While a graduate student he did research that helped to change the design standards for circular slurry storage tanks made of reinforced concrete. Stéphane Godbout spent three years at Centre de développement du porc du Québec and then joined IRDA in November 2000. His research focuses on livestock breeding and manure management strategies, and on the impact of gas and odour emissions on co-existence. In the past few years he has helped set up mobile laboratories to measure airborne emissions from livestock buildings. More recently, Stéphane initiated a research program targeting the conversion of residual biomasses (energy, materials, bedding, etc.) and established a specialized infrastructure (LEAD: a laboratory for developing green energy applications in agriculture) to pursue these objectives. While engaged in a refresher course at the Silsoe Research Institute in Great Britain from 2002 to 2003, he developed a new passive sampler for measuring GHG emissions. In 2003 he received both a “Young Engineer of the Year” Award from Association québécoise des ingénieurs en agroalimentaire and a “Young Engineer of the Year” Award from the Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE/SCGAB).

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Energy
  • Animal production infrastructure (buildings, animal housing, storage and treatment of manure and slurry)
  • Studies of livestock production system discharges
  • Air quality
  • Odour management
  • Animal welfare

Stéphane Godbout holds Canadian and U.S. patents for a vertical auger reactor that converts organic waste into bio-oil.

Related research project(s)

Hen-house
2013-2018 • Livestock production

Bioproduct combination study to avoid antibiotics in broiler chicken production

The objective of this study is to create a cheap, effective, ecofriendly alternative to the use of antibiotics on chicken farms by developing a new formula using yeasts, enzymes, and organic acids.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Peat moss
2013-2017 • Field crops

Developing new techniques to control water table levels in sphagnum farming

The objective of this project was to develop effective techniques for controlling water table levels in sphagnum moss basins. Underground irrigation systems were installed at a number of experimental sites.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
System for thermochemical treatment
2014-2017

Pyrolysis of agricultural residues to produce bio-oil having No.2 fuel oil characteristics for greenhouse heating systems

The project generated scientific knowledge to produce bio-oil from rapid pyrolysis using plastic residues.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Manure storage pit
2016-2017 • Livestock production

Technical guide on how to factor in added bedding and water and feed losses in determining the total volume for designing manure storage tanks

When designing tanks, the total volume of material to be stored must be calculated. This guide provides a comprehensive calculation method that takes into account volumes of bedding added as well as feed and water losses.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Biopesticide
2016-2018

Development of bio-pesticides using pyrolysis oil from residual biomass

The objective of project was to produce a biopesticide from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Swines
2016-2017 • Livestock production

Impact of floor type on odour emissions in hog production: evaluating average emissions and quantifying their reduction in hog finishing barns

The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.

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Stéphane Godbout
Matthieu Girard

Publications

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Claudia Tremblay, laboratory technician

Claudia Tremblay

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
ext 812

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Francis Allard, research assistant

Francis Allard

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 654

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Arianne Blais-Gagnon, research assistant

Arianne Blais-Gagnon

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
ext 696

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