University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Town, Jennifer

Graduate Student
Veterinary Microbiology
Office Location: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Room 309
Phone: (306) 956-2488
Fax: (306) 966-7244
Email: Jennifer.Town@agr.gc.ca


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Biogas produced using anaerobic digestion of agricultural biomass is becoming a more popular and economically viable source of energy.  If sufficiently optimized, the system can be cost effective, environmentally sustainable and carbon neutral.

We are presently characterizing the microbial consortia present in anaerobic digesters processing a combination of distillery waste products and cattle manure.  By determining the microbial profiles associated with high-performing digesters, we hope to manipulate operating conditions to increase production and efficiency.