Agri-Therm Inc. is a Canadian company developing commercial mobile reactor technology for the production of biofuels and valuable chemicals from agricultural residues. The company operates a pilot plant at a shared research facility with the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) and The University of Western Ontario. As part of their collaboration with the university, Agri-Therm will sponsor a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate who will conduct research at the company’s pilot plant. The intern will help to improve novel bio-oil and bio-char recovery technologies designed for Agri-Therm’s mobile plant. The company will benefit from the intern’s success in academic research and experience in industry. The proposed research will generate findings to be applied in future versions of Agri-Therm’s commercial mobile units. Improvements to the company’s technology based on the intern’s research are expected to result in increased sales, thereby providing benefits to Agri-Therm’s local Ontario-based agricultural and manufacturing partners.
Dr. Franco Berruti
Engineering - chemical / biological
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