Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) has awarded a grant for a project that targets wastewater issues with a technology that also could create bioenergy.

The Industry Partnership Program (IPP) grant was awarded to professor Ronald Sims and Utah State University to support a collaboration with the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility (CVWRF) and Salt Lake City-based WesTech Engineering Inc.

The project’s goal is to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from municipal wastewater, which will assist treatment plants like CVWRF with meeting state nutrient standards. An added value of the process will be the creation of biomethane and conversion of waste products into a much higher-value fertilizer source.

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