Local Firm Pioneering New Fertilizer Technology

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Process Aimed to Help Pig Farmers Cut Down on Contaminants

Kenosha-based Centrisys, a manufacturer of wastewater treatment equipment, is looking to expand into pig farm waste with a unique process that turns manure nutrients into fertilizer. While the company is still developing the technology and could begin manufacturing the equipment sometime next year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has already honored the company for the technology during the Nutrient Recycling Challenge. While Centrisys conducts lab tests, the company will be preparing for the second phase of the EPA Challenge in hopes of winning a financial award to conduct a pilot. The EPA created the Challenge to accelerate the production of products to manage the problem. Hiroko Yoshida, a senior research and development engineer, said EPA final approval could open the door to production of the system. Read Full Article (PDF)