CSBE/SCGAB Awards
Each year, the CSBE/SCGAB presents Awards and Fellows to celebrate and encourage excellence within the Canadian bioengineering community.

2014 Industrial Award

bioterreBIO-TERRE SYSTEMS INC.is the recipient of the 2014 Industrial Award in recognition of the company’s development and commercialization of the innovative low temperature anaerobic digestion technology patented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The development’s objective is to support and improve the environmental and economic aspects of Canadian agriculture and the Canadian agri-food industry.

The low temperature anaerobic sequencing batch manure treatment process is very well adapted to the Canadian climate and to the large number of small livestock operations. Being a very stable process and easily adaptable to existing farm operations, the batch treatment process can successfully digest all types of liquid manure produced on the farm. In addition to manure, other organic products produced on the farm or imported from neighboring agri-food industries or municipalities can be digested with this process. This can foster new partnerships between farmers and neighboring agencies or industries. From a sustainable development perspective, the Bio-Terre technology produces large amounts of green energy, reduces greenhouse gas production, produces a high quality, pathogen free and odorless crop fertilizer and potentially sets a high future standard for environmental protection.

The Research and Development work completed by Bio-Terre in the last 10 years, in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, highlights new applications with huge potential benefits for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry.

Bio-Terre is developing the international market and has placed its technology in several projects in the U.S.A. Target markets include large animal production facilities and agri-food industries that produce highly diluted manure or wastewater to which this technology can be well adapted, and small villages where it is possible to convert organic and human waste into a high value, safe, crop fertilizer.