Organic Fertilizer Development from Fish Waste - ON-144
Preferred Disciplines: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology (Master, PhD)
Company: Great Lakes Greenhouses
Project Length: 4 months (may be extended)
Desired start date: ASAP
Location: Leamington, Ontario
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Language: English
About the Company:
Great Lakes Greenhouses is North America’s largest cucumber producer with 90-acres of production in Leamington, ON that produces 4.9 million dozen cucumbers annually.
Great Lakes Greenhouses is working to develop an organic fertilizer from locally sourced commercial fish waste by-product. We are looking for a candidate to conduct bench level experiments to achieve potential fertilizer formulations and assist in scaling up commercial production.
- Achieve certifiable organic fertilizer from fish offal feedstock with desired Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium composition
- Determine optimal process and formula through experimentation with Hydrolysate, emulsion, and other identified process experiments
Expertise and Skills Needed:
- Strong knowledge and experience to conduct lab work with the ability to interpret and apply scientific theory to practical applications
- Interpret and apply biology/chemistry theory and processes in laboratory environment
- Be able to conduct work with large volumes of processed raw fish waste
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