Stéphane Godbout, researcher

Stéphane Godbout

Researcher, P.Eng., agr., Ph.D.

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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

Related research project(s)

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
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
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
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

Publications

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Claude-Alla Joseph, research assistant

Claude-Alla Joseph

Research Assistant

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Joahnn Palacios, research assistant

Joahnn Palacios

Research Assistant

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Élodie Larouche, research assistant

Élodie Larouche

Research Assistant

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