2014
Research & Development
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Donald Smith

BioFuelNet

For decades, Dr. Donald Smith has enabled the development of environmentally friendly inputs across the agriculture industry, in biofuels feedstock and food crops. His work has resulted in technologies now being applied to approximately 10 million hectares of farmland per year. The McGill University professor also created BioFuelNet, a network that brings together the Canadian advanced biofuels research community. He also led the laboratory that developed the microbial signal technologies, training over 60 graduate students, mostly at the PhD level, and publishing close to 300 papers.