Government of New Brunswick
Research Professional at (1 year 1 month) Provided process chemistry expertise for the development of a pilot plant biorefinery that utilizes waste starch(cull potatoes) for the production of biofuels and bioplastic products. Chemical management of a 600 kW bio-gas digester that supplied electricity to a farm and local residents while producing high quality organic fertilizer. Developed an ultrasonic-chemical process for the fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars and polymers of interest. Planted andmaintained1 acre of organic miscanthus as an energy crop feedstock for biorefining. Supervised the daily operations of chemical and biological research laboratories while managing a team of technicians. Leadership role in the procurement of analytical instrumentation for local laboratory services. Developed agricultural and biorefining projects for local clients by successfully writing funding grants. Projects included natural fertilizers, organic pesticides, biodegradable plastics and methane enrichment.