Sponsored by Oregon Business

Clean Water Services, Ostara partner on $4.75M water-treatment plant

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, May 07, 2012

Washington County's Clean Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies built the world's largest municipal facility for making fertilizer from water waste.

The $4.75 million facility in Rock Creek will extract approximately 500 tons of phosphorus from wastewater annually to produce a high-end fertilizer branded as Crystal Green. The facility officially opens officially Tuesday morning with a keynote speech from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., an Ostara board member.
This is the second such facility from the increasingly green-trending Clean Water Services. In 2009, CWS became the first utility in the United States to launch a commercial facility using Ostara’s Pearl technology at its treatment facility in Durham. To date that operation has produced 700 tons of Crystal Green fertilizer while reducing rates for customers and creating a new revenue stream at the utility.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}ostara clcean water{/biztweet}

 

 

More Articles

Editor's Letter: Tortoise and the Hare

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015

The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average. 


Read more...

100 Best: The Power of the Worker

March 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
AND AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?


Read more...

MBA Perspective

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Robin Anderson, dean of the Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland: "You need people who are comfortable leading in ambiguity."


Read more...

Downtown flower shop readies for the Valentine's Day rush

The Latest
Monday, February 09, 2015
021015-giffords-thumbBY MEGHAN NOLT

VIDEO: Gifford's Flowers brings family approach to PSU-area shop.


Read more...

Money Talks

March 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.


Read more...

Grassroots movement pursues carbon bills

News
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
eventthumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A partnership of a grassroots environmental organization and a youth group is striving to build community and business support for carbon price legislation.


Read more...

LEED for weed

Linda Baker
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
012815-potcarbon-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

What is the impact of the legal pot industry on carbon emissions?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS