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AGRIBUSINESS: Fertilizer Made From Polluted Water

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A new technology is planned for a water reclamation plant in Cicero, Illinois that would remove nutrient pollution from wastewater and convert it to pellets to be sold as fertilizer for crops and lawns.

The technology was developed by Canadian-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technology, Inc.; Member of Ostara’s Board of Directors Robert Kennedy Jr. says this advanced nutrient recovery technology not only reduces nutrient load but helps protect waterways.

According to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the technology should produce about 10,000 to 15,000 tons of fertilizer annually.