Bernard Goyette

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Research scientist - Agro-Environmental Process Engineering

I am a researcher in agro-environmental process engineering. My role is to participate in the advancement of research in the following areas:

  • Animal and agri-food waste management and treatment
  • Biogas and biological contaminants measurement and mitigation
  • Bio-energy production and valorization

Current research and/or projects

Development of a research program on the treatment of agricultural effluents in order to reduce their environmental footprint.

Research and/or project statements

  • Low temperature anaerobic digestion biotechnology for the treatment of animal manures rich in high solids and high ammonia concentrations
  • Advancing the Canadian swine sector by environmental footprint improvements

Professional activities / interests

• Postharvest technologies applied to fresh horticultural crops

• Management and treatment of animal waste and agro-food residues

• Measurement and mitigation of biogas and biological contaminant emissions

• Production and development of bioenergies

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Bioressource engineering, McGill University, 2010
  • M.Sc. Bioressource engineering, McGill University, 1993
  • B.Sc. Agricultural engineering, McGill University,1991 
  • Gagnant du prix Agcellence pour réalisations exceptionnelles, 1996
  • Finaliste pour le prix d'excellence d'agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, partenariat recherche, 2002
  • Prix d'excellence en transfert de technologie-Pour le développement, le transfert et la commercialisation réussis du SMART CRATEtm, 2008

Key publications

For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online




Other science related publications


  • Vigneault, C., Boutin, J., and Goyette, B. (2011). Manually Handled Collapsible Reusable Plastic Containers. ANSI/ASABE S600 OCT2011., American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).


  • Goyette, B., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Effects of Hyperbaric treatment on quality attributes of tomato fruits.", 2010 ASABE Annual International Meeting, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 20-23, 2010, pp. 2734-2748.
  • Goyette, B., Vigneault, C., Raghavan, G.S.V., and Khanizadeh, S. (2010). "Hyperbaric treatment and fresh tomato fruit respiration rate and respiratory coefficient.", 107th Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) for Speciality Crops, Palm Desert, CA, USA, August 2-5, 2010.
  • Goyette, B., Vigneault, C., Wang, N., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Conceptualization Design and evaluation of a hyperbaric respirometer.", XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR): Sustainable Development through Engineering, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 13-17, 2010, pp. 10.
  • Goyette, B., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Hyperbaric treatment: a potential solution for physical stress uniformity.", 2010 Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and AAFC Conference, Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, May 30-June 1, 2010, # 09-3. (Abstract)


  • Adjunct professor, Brock University
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • La Société Canadienne de Génie Agroalimentaire et de Bioingénierie (SCGAB)
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)



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