Massé, Daniel, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

2000 College Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 0C8
Telephone: 819-780-7128
Fax: 819-564-5507
Email: daniel.masse@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Animal Waste management and treatment
  • Ammonia, greenhouse gas and odour measurement and mitigation
  • Bio-energy production and valorisation
  • Biological contaminants mitigation

Current Projects:

  • Methodology for quantifying GHG emissions/removals
  • Quantification of greenhouse gases emissions produced by dairy cattle and recommendation of mitigation techniques.
  • Range 15-30: Anaerobic treatment of farm animal manure slurry at temperatures ranging for 15°C to 30°C
  • Evaluating practices for reducing GHG emissions
  • Quantifying and predicting ammonia and particulate matter exchanges from livestock facilities
  • Understanding odour formation/removal associated with livestock and food-processing industries.
  • Increase understanding of the fundamental processes determining the on-farm fate of pathogens, organic contaminants, and nutrients.
  • Develop new treatment technologies for organic wastes to enhance their economic value, conserve nitrogen and reduce phosphorus content, and minimize the environmental and health risks of the product.
  • Assessment and management of biological and chemical contaminants carried in livestock and poultry manure. [GAPS]
  • Quantifying and predicting the amount and fate of volatilized NH3 from farming systems, and reducing the magnitude of these emissions
  • Impact of new practices for land application of manure on odour attenuation
  • Development of procedures to provides safe potable water supply to clean and sanitize dairy farms' milking equipment
  • Demonstration project on BAU practices that maintain or increase productivity while reducing CH4 emissions from dairy herds and manure management systems;
  • Improvements of the low temperature anaerobic technology for manure treatment

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct professor at Université Laval
  • Adjunct professor Université de Sherbrooke
  • American Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Foods and Biological Systems (ASABE)
  • Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE)
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Canadian Standard Association
  • European Union Network on Anaerobic Digestion of Industrial Waste (AD-Nett)
  • FAO European Cooperative Research Network on Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture (RAMIRAN)

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Hassanat, F., Gervais, C., Julien, C., Massé, D.I., Lettat, A., Chouinard, P.Y., Petit, H.V., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "Erratum to “Replacing alfalfa silage with corn silage in dairy cow diets: Effects on enteric methane production, ruminal fermentation, digestion, N balance, and milk production” (J. Dairy Sci. 96:4553-4567).", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 97, pp. 1169.
  • Hassanat, F., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from manure of dairy cows fed red clover- or corn silage-based diets supplemented with linseed oil.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 97(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 740. (Abstract)
  • Royer, I., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Massé, D.I., Bittman, S., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "La stratégie d’alimentation et de stockage du fumier de bovin laitier influence-t-elle le contenu en éléments traces métalliques des sols ?", Congrès annuel de l’AQSSS à Victoriaville, Québec, Canada, du 26 au 29 mai 2014.
  • Royer, I., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Massé, D.I., Bittman, S., and Benchaar, C. (2014). "Trace metals content of soils and plants from different dairy manure types based on feeding and manure storage strategies", Annual meeting of the Canadian Soil Science Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 4-7, 2014.

2013

  • Benchaar, C., Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Petit, H.V., and Massé, D.I. (2013). "Enteric methane emissions from dairy cows fed corn silage or barley silage based diets.", ADSA-ASAS 2013 Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 8-12, 2013, Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, 96: 512 (# TH111).
  • Benchaar, C., Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., and Massé, D.I. (2013). "Effect of increasing amounts of corn dried distillers’ grains with solubles in dairy cow diets on enteric methane emissions, digestibility, and milk production.", 31st Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS), Capri Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada, March 5-8, 2013.
  • Hassanat, F., Benchaar, C., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., and Massé, D.I. (2013). "Effects of replacing timothy silage with alfalfa silage in dairy cow diets on enteric methane production.", ADSA-ASAS 2013 Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 8-12, 2013.
  • Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Petit, H.V., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2013). "Effect of replacing timothy silage with alfalfa silage in dairy cow diets on enteric methane production.", ADSA-ASAS 2013 Joint Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA, July 8-12, 2013, Published in: Journal of Dairy Science, 96:28 (#T76).
  • Massé, D.I., Jarret, G., and Benchaar, C. (2013). "Influence of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in dairy cows diet on fugitive manure methane emission and on manure bioenergy production potential.", 15th Research Network on Recycling of Agricultural and Industrial Residues in Agriculture (RAMIRAN) International Conference, Versailes, France, June 3-5, 2013, S3.09.

2012

  • Benchaar, C., Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Julien, C., Massé, D.I., and Petit, H.V. (2012). "Effect of increasing amounts of corn dried distillers′ grains with solubles in dairy cow diets on enteric methane emissions, digestibility, and milk production.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 597 (#W277). (Abstract)
  • Benchaar, C., Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Julien, C., Massé, D.I., and Petit, H.V. (2012). "Effect of increasing amounts of corn dried distillers′ grains with solubles in dairy cow diets on enteric methane emissions, digestibility, and milk production.", ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ, USA, July 15-19, 2012.
  • Benchaar, C., Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Julien, C., and Massé, D.I. (2012). "Effects of increasing amounts of corn dried distillers' grains with solubles in dairy cow diets on enteric methane emissions, digestibility, and milk production.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 597. (Abstract)
  • Chantigny, M.H., Royer, I., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2012). "Manure storage strategies altered nutrient availability and greenhouse gas emissions following application to soils.", 3rd AQSSS-CSSS Joint Meeting/Congrès conjoint AQSSS-SCSS: Soils in a changing climate: Friend of foe?, Manoir St-Castin, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 3-8, 2012.
  • Gagnon, B., Ziadi, N., Chantigny, M.H., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., and Massé, D.I. (2012). "Valorisation des sous-produits du traitement des lisiers de porc et des eaux usées de papetières en production de maïs-fourrager.", Demi-journée d’information scientifique sur les fourrages 2012, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, February 21, 2012, pp. 34-37.
  • Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Julien, C., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2012). "Effect of replacing legume silage with corn silage in dairy cow diets on enteric methane production.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 371. (Abstract)
  • Hassanat, F., Gervais, R., Chouinard, P.Y., Julien, C., Massé, D.I., and Benchaar, C. (2012). "Effect of replacing legume/grass silage with corn silage in dairy cow diets on enteric methane production.", ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ, USA, July 15-19, 2012, Published in: Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 371 (#M346).
  • Massé, D.I. and Boivin, S. (2012). "Biological oxidation of hydrogen sulphide in a psychrophilic anaerobic digestion bioreactor subjected to microaerobic conditions.", published in US no 13/292,732, US Patent Application No: 2012/0190,101, Publication date July 25, 2012, WO2012061933. (Patent)
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, J.P. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", 16e colloque annuel du Chapitre Saint-Laurent, Hôtel Château Laurie, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 7-8, 2012.
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, J.P. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", Montreal Post-ASMS Symposium, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 20, 2012.
  • Solliec, D.M., Massé, D.I., Lapen, D.R., and Sauvé, S. (2012). "Analysis of trimethoprim, lincomycin and sulfadoxin using Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in manure.", 60th Annual Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 19-24, 2012.

2011

  • Barret, M., Gagnon, N., Morissette, B., Topp, E., Massé, D.I., Masse, L., and Talbot, G. (2011). "Methanogenesis in Swine Manure Storage Tanks: Towards the Identification of the Active Microorganisms.", 111th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology (ASM2011), New Orleans, LA, USA, May 21-24, 2011.
  • Massé, D.I. (2011). "A whole farm approach in R&D to establish and reduce the carbon footprint of Canadian dairy products.", Dairy Research Cluster: Communications and Consultation Workshop - Shaping a dairy research agenda for 2013 - 2018, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 16-17, 2011.
  • Massé, D.I. (2011). "A whole farm approach in R&D to establish and reduce the carbon footprint of Canadian dairy products.", Dairy Research Cluster: Communications and Consultation Workshop - Shaping a dairy research agenda for 2013 - 2018, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 16-17, 2011.
  • Massé, D.I. (2011). "Agriculture Canada’s R&D on the development of a low temperature AD process for prion degradation.", UK Trade & Investment and Science and Innovation Group of the Consulat général du Royaume-Uni à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, August 2011.
  • Massé, D.I. (2011). GHG abatement via air treatment (biofiltration). AAFC Research Branch – Dairy Cluster Research Project 2011-Annual Report. (Report)
  • Massé, D.I. (2011). Manure management and manure bio-energy. AAFC Research Branch – Dairy Cluster Research Project 2011-Annual Report. (Report)
  • Massé, D.I., Jarret, G., and Benchaar, C. (2011). "Manure management, valorisation and manure bioenergy.", Dairy Research Cluster: Communications and Consultation Workshop - Shaping a dairy research agenda for 2013 - 2018, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 16-17, 2011.
  • Talbot, G., Barret, M., Massé, D.I., Masse, L., Kalmokoff, M.L., and Topp, E. (2011). "Methanogenesis in dairy and swine production.", 1er Symposium du Centre de recherche et de développement sur le bovin laitier et le porc: Parlons science au CRDBLP! / 1st Symposium of the Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre: Let’s Talk Science at the DSRDC!, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, June 7, 2011.

2010

  • Gagnon, N., Topp, E., Kalmokoff, M.L., Masse, L., Massé, D.I., and Talbot, G. (2010). "Novel fingerprint technology to assess the diversity of methanogens.", 13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME13), Seattle, WA, USA, August 22-27, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Massé, D.I. (2010). "GHG abatement via manure management and manure bioenergy.", Dairy Research Cluster: Sustainable Development Projects workshop, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 28, 2010.
  • Massé, D.I. (2010). "GHG abatement via methane capture and oxidation (biofiltration).", Dairy Research Cluster: Sustainable Development Projects workshop, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 28, 2010, Guest speaker.
  • Massé, D.I. (2010). "Integrated R&D approach to assess the carbon footprint of dairy products.", Dairy Research Cluster: Sustainable Development Projects workshop, Montréal, QC, Canada, September 28, 2010.
  • Massé, D.I., Pagé, T., Narjoux, A., Granger, F., and Cournoyer, M. (2010). "Odour indicator.", in Eilers, W., MacKay, R., Graham, L., and Lefebvre, A. (eds.) - Environmental Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture: Agri-Environmental Indicator Report Series. Report #3//L'agriculture écologiquement durable au Canada : Série sur les indicateurs agroenvironnementaux - Rapport n° 3, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC).
  • Massé, D.I., Talbot, G., and Gilbert, Y. (2010). "Is on-farm biogas production the solution for reducing GHG emissions and for developing more sustainable livestock operations?", 4th International Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA), Banff Park Lodge, Banff, AB, Canada, October 3-8, 2010. (Abstract)
  • Masse, L., Massé, D.I., Pariseau, É., and Séguin, G. (2010). "Effect of Temperature and Physico-Chemical Characteristics on the Efficiency of Coagulation Flocculation Pretreatment of Water on Dairy Farms.", XVIIth World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR): Sustainable Development through Engineering, Section II - Farm Buildings, Equipment, Structures and Livestock Environment, Québec City, QC, Canada, June 13-17, 2010.
  • Talbot, G., Topp, E., Kalmokoff, M.L., Roy, C.S., Brooks, S.P.J., Beaulieu, C., and Massé, D.I. (2010). "Archaeal community analysis along a plug-flow bioreactor treating swine manure.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 60th Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Hamilton, ON, Canada, June 14-17, 2010.

2009

  • Bastien, D., Massé, D.I., and Masse, L. (2009). "Environment team - Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre.", 2 pages. (Factsheet)
  • Masse, L., Massé, D.I., and Pellerin, Y. (2009). "Effect of osmotic pressure and substrate resistance on transmembrane flux during the concentration of pretreated swine manure with reverse osmosis membranes.", International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 10-13, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., and Massé, D.I. (2009). "Anaerobic bacterial population dynamics during glucose and volatile fatty acid degradation.", 5th ASPD Specialised Conference: Microbial Population Dynamics in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Aalborg, Denmark, May 24-27, 2009, Abstract No. 11024.
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Kalmokoff, M.L., Brooks, S.P.J., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., and Massé, D.I. (2009). "Multivariate analysis of microbial population quantitative data during start-up of a compartmentalized anaerobic bioreactor treating swine manure.", 5th ASPD Specialised Conference: Microbial Population Dynamics in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Aalborg, Denmark, May 24-27, 2009.