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The development of sustainable waste management strategies has become a major concern throughout the world. Thus, this program focuses on “recycling” and “recovery” of waste material while paving the way towards circular economy, land reclamation, and water and wastewater treatments.    This program will offer a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange among professionals from all over the world to assist the formulation of an efficient sustainable management agenda for biological waste and remediation of soil, water and air in the local context, which satisfies the environmental compatibility, financial feasibility and social needs. It will deliberate on state-of-the-art treatment technologies, advanced management strategies, and political issues pertaining to recycling and recovery of organic waste.Moreover, local and overseas experts from different sectors including academic researchers, industrial practitioners, green groups, and government departments will be gathered in this program to solicit scientific and technical inputs as well as political feedback, facilitating the development of integrated solutions. Experienced industrial practitioners, professional organizations, green groups, as well as government officers are invited to the conference.Occurring on October 26-28, 2021. For more information about this conference follow this link.To see the list of speakers, including Prof. Mohanty, follow this link......

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The University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program is a unique experience that aims to bridge the gap between science and policy in Canadian agriculture, agri-food and biodiversity. This program brings decision-makers from federal, provincial and local governments, industry and NGOs to the University of Guelph for focused conversations that are intended to give them new, informed perspectives. Fellows are matched with researchers, research institutes and University staff who can provide insight on their key challenges. The program allows for unstructured dialogue and exchange of information between Fellows and faculty; the goal is to give decision-makers access to cutting-edge research to inform policy decisions, give them time to discuss their key priorities with leading researchers, and build networks of experts who can advise on emerging needs.Prof. Misra was invited to speak at the Policy Fellowship Meeting hosted on Thursday, June 17, 2021. For more information on the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship, please click here.   ...

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KRAFT HEINZ CANADA was recognized for adoption of the PurPod100 compostable coffee pods in Maxwell House brand. The PurPod100 was developed alongside research at the University of Guelph in 2016. For more information on this product, click here.  Grand Prix Awards aim is to celebrate innovation and creativity in the food industry. The award recognizes the most notable new food and consumer goods products--both national brands and private label--launched in the Canadian market in 2020. To see a full list announced winners, click here.   ...

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ANTEC® Classic, slated for May 10 - 21, will offer real-time, remote presentations occurring over 10-days with 20 technical tracks. Hear from the industry’s top researchers as they discuss their latest findings. In the traditional ANTEC® format, 200+ papers across a wide variety of topics will be presented. Watch the presentations real-time, with Q&A after each presentation, or watch the recorded sessions on-demand on your schedule.For more information on this event, click here.   ...

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Kicking off ANTEC® 2021, must-hear plastics leaders will share their valuable industry insights. This event will be held May 5 - 7, 2021. This year's program includes industry executives giving their perspective on the state of our industry, a variety of viewpoints on topics like reduce/reuse/recycle, circular economy, advanced recycling etc., representing all industries which use plastics (consumer and industrial), and predictions from speakers on the “next big thing”.From more information on this event, click here......

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The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo will be held on three livestreams, running 12+ hours a day, on May 3 - 14. The meeting will host an unprecedented program of 695 live presentations, 115 interactive posters, networking events and one of the most important exhibitor events in 2021.Technical sessions at the meeting are organized according to ten interest areas; Analytical, Biotechnology, Edible Applications Technology, Health and Nutrition, Industrial Oil Products, Lipid Oxidation and Quality, Phospholipids, Processing, Protein and Co-Products, Surfactants and Detergents. To learn more about this event click here.    ...

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Prof. Misra spoke before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.The Commons committee is studying the potential effects of such a ban on Canadian small businesses and the plastics production industry, including the impacts on jobs, human health, and the environment.Prof. Misra spoke on behalf of U of G and discussed alternatives to single-use plastics as well as the infrastructure needed to manage compostable plastic waste.Related Articles and Links:Parliament of Canada's notice of Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI)Video link to the ENVI Standing Committee meetingUniversity of Guelph new articleee...

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Held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition involved students presenting their products to a panel of industry representatives in online, science fair-style booths. The online competition allowed members of the public to view innovative plant-based products, including anti-chafing cream, energy balls, yogurt, and 3-D-printed eyeglasses made from ocean waste and soy.This year, both teams from the BDDC placed in the top 3 of their respective categories.In the undergraduate category, Peter Zytner won third place for SOYL Sustainable Products. (Advisors: Profs. Manjusri Misra, School of Engineering, and Amar Mohanty, Plant Agriculture) In the graduate category, Benjamin Maldonado and Aarsha Surendren won second place for Soja Eyewear.(Advisors: Profs. Manjusri Misra, School of Engineering, and Amar Mohanty, Plant Agriculture) For more information about Project SOY Plus, clickhere......

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Both Prof. Mohanty and Prof. Misra were interviewed for the NOVA article, "Could plastic made from bacteria guts help solve our waste crisis?". The article writes, "Despite the efforts of recycling programs and environmental education, it’s still hard for many of us to grasp just how much plastic humans produce. We are on track to produce a billion tons of plastic a year by 2050. Cumulatively, we’ve already produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons since 1950. That’s 20 times the weight of all human beings alive right now".To read the full article, follow this link.They were also featured on the University of Guelph's news page, which can be found here.   ...

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Utkal Today has featured Odisha Prof. Manju Misra as one one WXN Most Powerful Women – Top 100, for 2020. Utkal Today writes, "She is a woman of substance and is a great example to the younger generation. She has proved that with the right amalgamation of dedication, passion and hard work, one can reach heights of success and be a driving force of motivation for many".Click here to read more.   ...

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