Vermont Awards More Than $1 Million To Phosphorus Projects
Five Vermont groups are sharing more than $1 million for implementation of phosphorus recovery technologies.
The state is working to reduce algae-causing phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain and other waterways.
The awards are part of the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge announced last year to generate creative solutions to the phosphorus pollution in Vermont.
Officials estimate that about 38% of the phosphorus load in the lake comes from agricultural land.
Governor Phil Scott said Thursday that the state received 21 applicants for the funds.
The finalists include Agrilab Technologies of Enosburg Falls. The governor’s office says the group will use existing phosphorus recovery technologies, composting and drying equipment to create a series of sites for phosphorus processing in Franklin, Addison, Lamoille and Caledonia counties.
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