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    Rich Earth Institute: Urine Nutrient Reclamation, March 10, 11 am - 12 noon, Amherst, MA

  • 10 March 2018
  • Start time : 11:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Hitchcock Center for the Environment
  • Event Location : Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West ST., Amherst, MA, 01002, United States
Rich Earth Institute
Event Description

Founded in 2012, the Rich Earth Institute established the nation’s first community scale urine recycling program, the Urine Nutrient Reclamation Project. As leaders in this emerging field, they have become a hub for researchers, industry professionals, and practitioners exploring the intersection of agriculture and sanitation. Rich Earth holds the country’s first permit from the VT Department of Environmental Conservation to produce legally-approved urine derived fertilizer. Funded by the EPA, USDA, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), National Science Foundation (NSF), and private donations, Rich Earth collects, transports, treats and land applies human urine; turning it into an effective agricultural fertilizer at two participating local farms in Brattleboro, VT. In their presentation they will share the rationale for source separated urine diversion and nutrient recovery, and research results from the past 5 years.

Registration encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rich-earth-institute-urine-nutrient-reclamation-project-registration-41881319153

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Hitchcock Center for the Environment
  • Logistics / Parking
    • On site parking available.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Speaker

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