Video: SRC built a biodigester for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. The biodigester is like a mechanical stomach that creates renewable energy.
OTTAWA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today the Canada Agriculture and Food
Museum (CAFM) unveiled its newest addition: a biodigester provided by
the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).
This new piece of equipment, designed and manufactured by a team of
energy and bioprocessing specialists at SRC, will allow CAFM to
demonstrate to visitors how animal waste can be processed to produce
"SRC is incredibly pleased to provide this innovative technology to
CAFM," said Dr. Laurier Schramm, President and CEO of SRC. "This
biodigester demonstrates our sustainability efforts, while at the same
time strengthening SRC's position as a leading research and technology
provider allied with visionary local, national and international
"We're very thankful to SRC for providing us with this state-of-the-art
piece of innovative equipment. It is a wonderful complement to CAFM's
Energy Park, which is part of the Canada Science and Technology Museums
Corporation's (CSTMC) Let's Talk Energy initiative, through which we
are working to increase the energy literacy of Canadians. Here at CAFM,
we are proud to showcase the various aspects of energy science and
innovation in the agricultural sector," said Fernand Proulx, Acting
President and CEO of the CSTMC.
Biodigesters convert organic material into a renewable energy called
biogas, as well as produce valuable by-products such as nutrient-rich
fertilizers. The biogas produced from this unit is the equivalent of 23
litres of gasoline over a one week period.
A media kit, including professional photos and a video showing how the
biodigester works, is available at http://src.nu/srcmediakit.
About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (CAFM)
Located on a heritage site of the Central Experimental Farm, near the
National Capital's downtown core, the Canada Agriculture and Food
Museum offers its visitors the unique experience of a fully functioning
farm in an urban setting. Part of the Canada Science and Technology
Museums Corporation, the CAFM is mandated to preserve Canada's
agriculture and food heritage, and to share and promote scientifically
accurate knowledge about the way agriculture is best practiced and food
produced and consumed in Canada.
About the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
SRC is one of Canada's leading providers of applied research,
development and demonstration (RD&D) and technology commercialization.
With more than 350 employees, $67 million in annual revenue and 67
years of RD&D experience, SRC provides services and products to its
1,800 clients around the world. For more information, visit SRC's
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SOURCE: Saskatchewan Research Council
For further information:
Media relations, CSTMC
Marketing Communications Advisor, SRC