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
2019-2023 • Livestock production

Fugitive emissions after manure spreading: risk assessment and mitigation

This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Hen house
2019-2023 • Livestock production

Developing strategies for animal welfare-compliant livestock buildings, to minimize health risks to workers

This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Dairy farm in construction
2019-2021 • Livestock production

Developing a monitoring tool and new construction techniques to boost the sustainability of agricultural structures

This project will gather and share up-to-date information on new techniques and critical points related to the construction of farm buildings and their sustainability.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Pigpen
2019-2020 • Livestock production

Developing an air quality measurement tool with an integrated digital interface for use in livestock buildings

Project, conducted in collaboration with a Belgian team, to develop an integrated tool for measuring the air quality in livestock buildings.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

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Stéphane Godbout
Piglets
2019-2021 • Livestock production

Improving animal welfare in hog production by adopting a smart environment-control strategy

This project proposes to measure relative humidity and air speed in hog houses and integrate these parameters into the control of ventilation systems.

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Stéphane Godbout
Luc Belzile

Publications

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Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher, Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems

Sébastien Rougerie-Durocher

Project Manager - Modelling of Cropping Systems

450 653-7368
ext 354

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Alexandre Lévesque, laboratory technician

Alexandre Lévesque

Laboratory Technician

418 643-2380
ext 818

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Olivier Breton-Bourgault, research assistant

Olivier Breton-Bourgault

Research Assistant

450 653-7368
ext 648

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