Dr. Beth Mason has been appointed interim CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University. Dr. Mason is the Industry Research Fellow in Bio-Products and has been with the Verschuren Centre since 2014.
“Dr. Mason has been leading the Verschuren Centre’s bio-product team for several years and was instrumental in initiating several research projects currently underway at the Centre. I am confident that Dr. Mason’s experience and expertise will be of much benefit as the Centre moves along its journey of growth and development,” says Dale Keefe, CBU President & Vice-Chancellor.
Dr. Mason brings experience from industry, private business and government in the areas of feed, food and bio-energy platforms. A particular focus is on valorization of food industry by-products through recycling into feed, fertilizer, bio-energy, and bio-fuel. Dr. Mason graduated with a B.Sc.(Hons) from Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and went on to obtain an M.Sc. and Ph.D (Animal nutrition and physiology) from the University of Alberta.
“I am extremely pleased to be taking on this new role at the Verschuren Centre and see many opportunities for the Centre and its researchers to expand further into areas of clean tech solutions of relevance to our community. Since its opening, the Verschuren Centre has been a leader in this field and continued to build its collaborative approach to research and development. I am looking forward to exploring additional areas of clean technology relevant to our community, region and Province, and working with colleagues to continue to find solutions to many of today’s industry challenges,” says Dr. Mason.
The Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University, established in 2009, is focused on delivery of commercially focused Clean Tech Solutions for industry through collaborative research, technology development and outreach, along side its essential role in remediation and sustainable development of legacy lands and mines.