Hits and misses
HIT Sewage into fertilizer
Last week, Canada-based Ostara opened a $5 million plant in Suffolk to convert crystals clogging Hampton Roads Sanitation District pipes into a slow-release fertilizer for local lawns. “Sturvite” is a problem for sewage plants all over the world. On the banks of the James River, the stuff will now be made into fertilizer called “Crystal Green,” turning an HRSD problem into a solution for weekend gardeners.