Phosphorus Innovation Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the Phosphorus Innovation Challenge!   

 

State of Vermont Selects 12 Submissions to Present to VPIC Evaluation Team in September

To view the list of selected proposals click here

 

Using this innovative method of identifying solutions to problems or challenges, we hope to identify one or more technologies that could help mitigate the impact of phosphorus in our watershed by ensuring that the right amount of phosphorus is applied to the soil at the right time and in the right place, which will in turn minimize losses to our rivers, lakes, ponds and streams.

Click here for an introduction to the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge as presented by Governor Phil Scott during his 2018 State-of-the-State address to the Vermont legislature and the public.

 

 

The Stage One Application Period for the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge has CLOSED.

Stage One Proposals were submitted by July 6, 2018. A total of 27 Proposals were submitted, a list of the Proposals and the submitting organizations can be found here:

VPIC STAGE ONE PROPOSAL LIST

Some, or all, of the teams submitting responses to Stage One will be selected to make an in-person presentation to the Evaluation Team on Septmeber 6, 2018. The Evaluation Team will be comprised of subject matter experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, and State officials.

 

On Friday April 27, 2018, Governor Scott Initiated Stage One of the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge (VPIC)

VPIC RESOURCES

Click Here for Details on the VPIC: Phosphorous Innovation Challenge Brief

 

Click here for:

Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge - Frequently Asked Question Document  (updated June 27, 2018)

 

TIMELINE

 

Timeline and details for interested parties are as follows:

  • On April 27, 2018, an invitation was issued for proposals to develop a “proof of concept” for processes or technologies that remove phosphorus from manure or other waste streams and make the recovered phosphorus available for beneficial reuse.
  • By May 11, 2018, prospective applicants emailed their intent to participate in the challenge to terry.smith@vermont.gov.
  • On May 21, 2018, the Administration held a meeting from 1-3 pm at the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Annex with interested parties to field questions and discuss the challenge. 
  • Stage One proposals were received, via email, by 5pm EST on July 6, 2018.​

Some, or all, of the teams submitting responses to Stage One will be selected to make an in-person presentation to the Evaluation Team on Septmeber 6, 2018. The Evaluation Team will be comprised of subject matter experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, and State officials.

 

If you would like to receive information about the Phosphorus Innovation Challenge, please contact terry.smith@vermont.gov

Phosphorous Innovation Challenge Advisory Group:

  • Jeanette Brown, Manhattan College
  • John Cohn, IBM Corporation
  • Jed Davis, Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamer Co-operative
  • Max Herzog, Cleveland Water Alliance
  • Eric Howe, Lake Champlain Basin Program & New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
  • Ken Jones, Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development
  • Tim Kenney, No affiliations
  • Bryan Stubbs, Cleveland Water Alliance
  • Guy Roberts, VAAFM           

WATCH: Gov. Phil Scott’s Phosphorus Innovation Challenge Press Conference

New Thinking: The Phosphorus Innovation Challenge