FERAL By Nicolas Querques 

2 Division St,  Acton, Ontario

Cell: 519-731-1570

Email: nick@querques.com

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SITE DESIGN BY NICOLAS QUERQUES 2019

Feel free to call me Nick.

 

I am a nature enthusiast aiming to grow and influence agri-food industries by contributing to the development of new technologies and products ​.

I am a researcher and engineer by trade, specializing in fruit horticulture and fermentation.

My mission is to support the evolution of agri-food production systems. Through leading experimentation and technology transfer  I aim to invigorate these long-established and traditional markets.

AGRI-FOOD SPECIALIST | ENGINEER | BIOLOGIST| ENTREPRENEUR 

Hi, I'm Nicolas Querques

FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

FERMENTATION | MICROBIOLOGY

Fermented Beverages

Cider, Beer, Wine, Kombucha, Kefir Production Technolgies.

Microbiological Laboratories

Yeast, Microalgae, Mushroom Culture and Production, Bioreactor Design.

Fermented Foods

Salami, Cheese, Pickles Manufacture Optimization.

PLANT AGRICULTURE

HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES

Production Automation

Precision Agriculture,

Controlled Growth Environments.

Greenhouse Systems

Tissue Culture and Nursery Field Propagation, Lighting Engineering.

Novel Technology Integration

Fruit Harvest Mechanization, New Cultivar Development

Research and Industry Interests

Personal Projects and Entrepreneurship

HORTICULTURE | FORAGING | FERMENTATION | ENGINEERING

Experimental Horticulture

Rare and wild fruit, nut, and cacti propagation and cultivation

Biosystems Engineering Design

Development and construction of automated chambers for hydroponic plant growth, meat and cheese fermentation, and mushroom cultivation.

Foraging and Taxonomy

Identification of mushrooms, fruit, nuts, tubers, and flowers that I collect and sell. With my collection I experiment with fermentation, cooking, and propagation.

Creative Food and Beverage Fermentation

Formulation and production of fermented food and drink using foraged ingredients, novel microbial cultures, and radical techniques.

BUSINESS PLANNER | MARKETER | OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFIER

Entrepreneurial Competitions and Grants

Designed and pitched comprehensive business plans that have been awarded by the University of Guelph CBaSE Hub Incubator and Ontario Summer Company Programs.

Startup Company Leader

Chief contributor to numerous startups including my current project 'Feral Collective Club' - a foraging contracting service. Previously led a greenhouse automation engineering firm, a mushroom lab/farm, and a cacti nursery.