InnovateUK, the UK’s innovation agency, in partnership DEFRA, has awarded funding and a research award to Elentec, together with Harper Adams University and Merigan for a project to treat farm waste, taking the form of a series of feasibility studies directed at transforming farm-based food production in the UK. The project will test Elentec’s novel technology to remove and recover phosphorus from cattle slurry. The technology works via filtration and electrocoagulation – a treatment technology that adds an electrical charge to water as a way of removing suspended solids.

The project, worth almost £250,000 over its 18-month time-span, will be based at the Harper Adams University dairy farm, alongside grass crop trials using the treated slurry in both glasshouse and field experiments.

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