Governor Phil Scott announcing state funding awarded  for innovative technologies to separate and extract phosphorus
from various waste streams as part of Stage Three of the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge (VPIC).

The Vermont Department of Agriculture received a $500,000 grant for the next step in the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge. Dr. Michael Curtis, a member of the Agricultural Digesters team, leads this collaborative effort with Magic Dirt of Little Rock AR, the University of Vermont and DVO of Chilton, WI.

VPIC Stage Two site, Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, VT. P-Cake product may provide farm digesters increased profits.

 

 

Water quality improvements will result from the capture of dairy manure nutrients, most importantly phosphorus, a contaminant of critical concern in Vermont and numerous states nationwide. Captured nutrients will be the basis of a high-quality fertilizer produced in Vermont. This new product will be an alternative to fossil-fuel based fertilizer and could result in significant additional top-line revenue and bottom-line profit to dairy farmers with digesters in the region.

At Maplefield’s in St. Albans discussing new digester project with Rob Achilles of the state Agency for Agriculture, Food & Markets.