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Dr. Beth Mason named a winner of Canada’s 2018 Clean50 Awards.

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Dr. Beth Mason, an Industrial Research Fellow Bio-products at the Verschuren Centre, has built a team of bio-products researchers at the Verschuren Centre. She has helped over 20 companies in Atlantic Canada to recover valuable co-products from unused agri-food and marine byproducts, thereby reducing the amount and potential pollution that would otherwise go into the landfill or the ocean.

High efficient "green" enzymatic fermentation extraction is the core technology of her work. The process leaves out the use of noxious chemicals and does not produce further waste. The concept has been proven at pilot scale, transforming byproducts into high value feed, plant and food bioactive compounds for health applications.

“I am very honoured to be selected to receive this prestigious award and share the recognition with my Verschuren Centre team,” said Mason. “I look forward to meeting with other honourees later this month to further the centre’s sustainability mandate and continue our work toward developing industry solutions and opportunities to grow a sustainable economy.”  

Later this month Dr. Mason will travel to Toronto to attend the Clean50 Summit 7 where she will be meeting with approximately 120 past and incoming Clean50 Honourees.

To read the full article in the Cape Breton Post, click here.