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)

Manure spreading
2020-2023 • Livestock production

Biocontaminants emitted into the air during the spreading of swine slurry: biosecurity risk assessment and mitigation on hog farms

Project to limit the spread of disease and improve biosecurity protocols on farms through improved understanding of emissions and alternate spreading techniques.

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Stéphane Godbout
Luc Belzile
Biomethanation plant
2020-2023 • Livestock productionField crops

The agricultural value of whole biomethanation digestate and its various fractions: potential use in fertilization and recycled bedding

Assessment of the efficiency of biomethanation digestate as a fertilizer for field crops and as recycled bedding in dairy production.

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Stéphane Godbout
Christine Landry
Caroline Côté
Laying hens
2020-2024 • Livestock production

Develop and assess emerging green technologies that can lower the risks and dangers associated with aerosols on farms

Assessing an electrostatic precipitator system designed to improve air quality and, thereby, worker health and animal welfare.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Seminar
2020-2021 • Livestock production

Broadening access to proven innovations that support sustainable animal production in Québec

Symposium entitled "Innovations to Tackle Livestock Production Challenges" and production of informational material.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Henhouse worker
2020-2023 • Livestock production

The impact of alternative housing for laying hens on air quality and the health of workers

The overall aim of this research is to assess the exposure of workers in conventional and alternative egg production facilities to dust and bio-aerosols, and to characterize the respiratory health risks they face.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Laying hens
2019-2021 • Livestock production

The impact of alternative farming systems on the health and productivity of laying hens

This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout

Publications

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William Huertas, agricultural technician

William Huertas

Agricultural Technician

418 643-2380
ext 693

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Julie Mainguy, research assistant

Julie Mainguy

Research Assistant

418 643-2380
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Antoine Lamontagne, agricultural technician

Antoine Lamontagne

Agricultural Technician

418 643-2380
ext 433

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