March 30, 2016

EPA Announces Nutrient Recycling Challenge Winners!


In addition to the honor and privilege of being invited by the White House to accept the Nutrient Recycling Challenge award from EPA, Steve and Bruce thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other innovators, food producers, government officials and potential investors from all over the world during the two-day Summit. Here, Bruce and Steve explain a poster of the AWS concept while they also handed out AWS Biochar samples and brochures to attendees.

WASHINGTON. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of Phase I of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge, a competition to develop affordable technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure. The winners received their awards today at a ceremony at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

Steve McCorkle and Bruce Scott accepted the award on behalf of Ag Waste Solutions and Scott Brothers Dairy Farms for their project concept entitled “The Production of Renewable, Low-Carbon Transportation Fuels and Nutrient Concentrated By-Products Through the AWS System.” With 75 qualified applicants participating in the global competition, the AWS project concept was selected as one of the top 10 innovations in the world.

Steve and Bruce are very honored and humbled to have been invited by the White House to receive this award and present the AWS concept at the two-day Summit with the top innovators globally in our industry.