CO2 GRO has a continuing research and development partnership with Lambton College’s Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre led by Dr. Rob Nicol.
Dr. Nicol will be joining the CO2 GRO team at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference on the 5th and 6th of October 2022 at Niagara Falls Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada.
Prior to joining Lambton College, Dr. Nicol received a B.E.S. from the University of Waterloo, and a M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa. He obtained a Ph.D. (Plant Sciences) from Western University where he studied the chemical ecology of fungal diseases of ginseng. After his Ph.D., He spent three years in the U.S. where he worked as a post-doctoral scientist at Purdue University and as a research scientist at a Boston biotechnology company. Dr. Nicol also taught and conducted research for nine years at the University of Guelph followed by one year at Fanshawe College.
Dr. Nicol’s research program investigates sustainable agricultural production in field and controlled environment settings. His research results have been disseminated in over 30 conference presentations and published in 22 peer-reviewed journals such as Biomass and Bioenergy, Green Chemistry, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology and Phytochemistry.
As the current Principal Investigator on numerous agri-food projects, Dr. Nicol and his team seek to develop sustainable crop inputs based on new technology. These projects, in collaboration with government and academic researchers across North America, are evaluating the efficacy of biopesticides in controlling insect and microbial pests, the impact of natural fertilizers, biostimulants and automated infrastructure on crop growth and development as well as the market opportunity for commercializing these products.
Dr. Nicol is passionate about the need for continued progress on improving agricultural production. After his initial work on the CO2 GRO system, he commented “As jurisdictions around the world struggle to produce low-carbon food for a growing population, I am excited to be working with an innovative company whose technology allows growers to reduce their environmental impact while increasing yield through enhanced growth and crop protection”.
Dr. Rob Nicol and CO2 GRO’s team will be available to meet with delegates at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Reach out to [email protected] to set up a time.