Oct 12, 2011

Corporate Knights – Globe & Mail

Making Waves

By Alanna Mitchell

Leading research in Canadian Universities is contributing to a growing tide of water innovation in this country, but a lack of government and industry support is preventing it from reaching the marketplace.

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Corp Knights 2011


Wheatsheaf Group acquires Ostara

Ostara Featured on BBC People Fixing the World

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. & City of Atlanta Announce Official Launch of Nutrient Recovery Facility

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. and ICL Specialty Fertilizers Expand Distribution of Recycled Nutrients into New Territories

Ostara Provides Corporate Update: Additional Growth Capital from Equity Funding and New Credit Facility; New Board Director, Monty Bayer

Reimagining the Future of Phosphates at Symphos 2019; Phosphorus Recovery, Sustainability and the Circular Economy.

Ostara Raises up to US$16.5 Million with Existing Investors to Support Production Scale-up and Accelerate Global Growth

Ostara Enters into Long-Term Granulation Tolling Agreement in Response to Increasing Crystal Green Sales Demand

Say Hello to Pearl Fx: Ostara Introduces New Modular, Scalable Technology

Research Grant Awarded to Ostara to Address Phosphorus Pollution in Lake Erie Watershed

Ostara Raises US$11 Million in Equity Financing to Accelerate Growth in New Markets

Tech acquisition expands reach of nutrient recovery to new markets.

Partnership endorses Ostara’s sustainable crop nutrition movement.

Partnership with ICL Specialty Fertilizers

Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Plant will be the first in the region to install an Ostara Nutrient Recovery Facility

City of St. Cloud to Install Ostara’s Nutrient Recovery Technology as Key Part of the City’s Nutrient Recovery and Reuse Project

Ostara to Deliver City of Atlanta Nutrient Recovery Facility Through Unique Alternative Finance Model

EPCOR and Ostara Transforming Nutrients from Wastewater into Environmentally Responsible Fertilizer

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Partners with Taurus Agricultural Marketing

Ostara and Krevox Partner to Build Nutrient Recovery Facility at Cielcza Sewage Treatment Plant

Construction Cayola | La gestion de l’eau sous toutes ses formes à l’IFAT

World Water | UOTF model opens new pathway to innovation

Gebäude Installation | IFAT 2018: Von Abscheidern bis zur Regenwassernutzung

Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Case Study: Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies – Closing the Nutrient Loop

Circulate News | A Circular Economy for Food: 5 Case Studies

Planet Money | P Is For Phosphorus

Medill Reports | Fighting the War Against Phosphorous

World Water | Greater Chicago’s nutrient recovery facility wins top award

EnvironmentGuru | Ostara Nutrient Technologies Makes List of Cleantech Export Stars

Chemical & Engineering News | Tapping sewage as a source of useful materials

Treatment Plant Operator | Water Environment Federation Presents Awards for Operational and Design Excellence

South African Instrumentation and Control | Recovery of Nutrients from Wastewater

Business In Vancouver | Innovate 2017

The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility earns Top Honor from Water Environment Federation

Water & Wastewater Asia | WEF honours operational and design excellence in water infrastructure

Daily Commercial News | Vancouver firm harvests wastewater systems for profit

Metro News | Five Vancouver Clean Tech Companies Making Waves

Executive Voice Publishing | The Best of Canada Report: Honoring Canada’s 150 year Legacy of Commercial Success (as seen in Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal)

APEGBC Innovation Magazine: 2016 | 2017 Project Highlights

SDTC SUCCESS STORY | Partnering for real results. Meeting environmental goals. Moving cleantech to market.

Clean Water Services | Resource Recovery

Urban Biocycles | Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Black & Veatch | World’s largest nutrient recovery facility produces valuable, environmentally friendly fertilizer

DWA | Phosphorrückgewinnung in der Praxis –so funktioniert es in den Niederlanden

Global Water Intelligence| Beating the Burn Rate for Resource and Energy Recovery from Sludge

Ostara Named to Global Cleantech Group Hall of Fame

Solids and Bulk Handling Magazine | Gentle Handling

AQUA STRATEGY | A growth opportunity – how recovery of phosphorus from wastewater is bringing success for Ostara

ESEM | Wastewater converted to ecofriendly fertilizer with the help of dewatering, classifying screeners

W&WD | A Solution for Saskatoon

WATER ONLINE | Measuring The Impact Of Phosphorus Recovery — From The Midwest To The Gulf Of Mexico

POWDER & BULK SOLIDS | Wastewater Phosphorous Recovery: Process and Equipment

CWS | Clean Water Services Recognized as Utility of the Future

VANCOUVER SUN | Vancouver’s Ostara aims to harvest from municipal waste rather than mining phosphorus

WE&T | Resource to recovery: Nutrient recovery and the evolution of utilities of the future

WATER BRIEFING | Dutch Waterboard opens Europe’s first nutrient recovery facility at Amersfoort WwTW

DUTCH WATER SECTOR | Next-step sludge treatment integrates three advanced technologies at wwtp Amersfoort, the Netherlands

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS | Chemical Plant, Nutrient Recovery Facility Bring Circular Economy One Step Closer

BNN | From wastewater to eco-friendly fertilizer

WASHINGTON TIMES | Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Ostara Open World’s Largest Nutrient Recovery Facility to Help Recover Phosphorus and Protect Mississippi River Basin

CHICAGO TRIBUNE | Chicago turning river pollutants into fertilizer

CBS CHICAGO | New System Will Recycle Harmful Substances From Chicago Water System

CHICAGO TRIBUNE | Clean water: Chicago takes a leap

WBEZ 91.5 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. On The Importance Of New Chicago Area Nutrient Recovery Plant

CHICAGO TONIGHT | Turning Wastewater into Fertilizer, MWRD Plant Battles Nutrient Pollution

POTATO GROWER | Green Thumb: Crystal Green Provides Season-Long Phosphorus Supply


Dutch Waterboard Vallei en Veluwe and Ostara to produce high-value fertiliser, Crystal Green® at Amersfoort WWTP

Ostara is named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100: Recognized as a Pioneer in Shaping the Future of Resource Recovery

Addressing Phosphorus in Lake Erie With Canadian Technologies

ACWA Services Partners with Ostara to Offer Phosphorus Recovery Technology to UK

ACWA Services partners with Ostara to offer Phosphorus Recovery Revenue Stream for UK Water Companies

How can Money be made from Sewage?

Green Solution to Waste Woes

New waste recovery system produces fertilizer, saves money

Gwinnett partnership to help protect water resources

Gwinnett County and Ostara Partner to Protect Precious Water Resources

Kennedy helps christen facility to treat, clean waste water

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. helps Gwinnett leaders open nutrient recovery facility

Ostara’s Nutrient Recovery Technology Solution Named to Sustainia 100 2015

Nutrient Recovery Technology Transforms World’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Nutrient Recovery Scales Up at Planned Edmonton Facility

Recycling Phosphorus

From Muck to Gold, The Story of Super Sludge

When your potatoes need phosphorus, timing is everything

WEFTEC 2014 Innovation: Ostara Technology Boosts Nutrient Recovery

Ostara is Named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 for 6th Straight year: Recognized as Market Leader in Waste to Wealth Technology

Nutrient recovery facility in Canada to be scaled up

New plant will turn city’s waste water into fertilizer

Ostara and EPCOR Partner to Build Nutrient Recovery Technology Facility

Edmonton plant aims to transform sewage and reduce discharge into river

Edmonton facility to turn waste water into fertilizer

Ostara Sees Improved Dewaterability and Reduced Biosolids Production with Waste-activated Sludge Stripping Technology

New Ground Broken in Wastewater Treatment

New nutrient recovery system coming to Edmonton waste-treatment plant

Phosphorus recovery piloted in Portage la Prairie

Nutrient recovery technologies help Canada water pollution control plant reclaim phosphorus

Phosphorus Recovery Demonstrated

Portage la Prairie Looks to Nutrient Recovery Technologies to Reduce Pollution

Portage la Prairie tests systems to remove phosphorus, nitrogen from Lake Winnipeg

$40 million dollar project in Dane County will keep phosphorus out of area lakes

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and Ostara Help Dane County Lead the Way in Reducing Nutrient Pollution

Canadian waste water treatment firm cleaning up with its technology

Wastewater Plant Addition Opens with Phosphorus-Reducing Technology

LIVE at 5 with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says good environmental policy creates jobs

Madison Sewerage District’s new technology to turn phosphorus into fertilizer pellets

New technology extracts valuable fertilizer from waste

New Sewage Treatment Technology Helps Clean Up Waste Water Efficiently, Effectively

Top Technologies Making a Mark

Exploiting Liquid Assets

Nutrient Recovery Gains Momentum

What operational benefits and political motivation persuade utilities to install nutrient recovery systems?

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies wins Technology Green 15™ Award at the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Awards

From the sewer to the farm, via startup Ostara

Fertiliser from sewage saving the planet – and cash

Come, friendly bombs, don’t fall on Slough. It’s doing good for humans now: Berkshire town to launch £2m nutrient-recovery reactor

Nutrient-recovery reactor creates sustainable fertiliser

Eco-fertiliser sewage plan a first

New reactor to turn sewage into cash

New Slough reactor turns sewage into fertiliser

Slough sewage plant turns human excrement into high-quality fertiliser

From Waste to Worth

BBC World News Horizons explores why human waste is one of biggest public health issues facing world today

A Big Deal For Chicago Wastewater… And The Future Of Nutrient Recovery

Companies Investing in Clean Energy Honored by Cleantech Group

Global Cleantech 100 list: water and wastewater

Ostara Named to 2013 Global Cleantech 100 List: Recognized as Market Leader in Technology with World-Changing Impact

New technology will turn water pollution into fertilizer

Ostara Named to 2013 Global Cleantech 100 List: Recognized as Market Leader in Technology with World-Changing Impact

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Discuss Nutrient Recovery’s Crucial Role in Combatting Water Pollution

Black & Veatch wins contract for big Chicago water project

Illinois Water Reclamation Plant Gets Nutrient Recovery System

B&V and Ostara to build nutrient-recovery system for world’s largest water-reclamation plant

Black & Veatch and Ostara to Design-Build New Nutrient Recovery System for World’s Largest Water Reclamation Plant

MWRD contracts out nutrient recovery system at water reclamation plant in Illinois

Chicago Water District Hires Black & Veatch to Build Plant

New nutrient recovery system for world’s largest water reclamation plant

Black & Veatch and Ostara to Design-Build New Nutrient Recovery System for World’s Largest Water Reclamation Plant

Challenge and Change

Nutrients Recovered From Wastewater

Ostara Opens Nutrient Recovery Facility at Saskatoon Wastwater Treatment

Saskatoon’s Wastewater Facility to Produce Commercially-Available Fertilizer

Wastewater Plant Recovers Nutrients, Produces Commercial Fertilizer

City extracts good from the bad. Nutrient recovery site, nation’s first.

New facility that turns wastewater into fertilizer opens in Saskatoon

Saskatoon makes national wastewater history

City opens nutrient recovery plant

City of Saskatoon and Ostara Launch Canada’s First Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility

Water Management – Maximising water use efficiencies

Greentech VC Funding Roundup: Ostara, Project Frog, MC10

Ostara Secures $13 Million in Funding

Market report – Turf fertilisers

Backbone 200: The best of everything in Canadian tech

Salvage Job

P-Recovery on the Move

Crystal Green® Receives State Phosphorus Exemptions for Turf Applications

Ostara: Clean Water can make money!

Ostara Selected by AlwaysOn as a Going Green Silicon Valley Global 200 Winner

Ostara appoints Scott McDonald as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Fritz Corrigan Joins Board of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies

Ostara Wins Deloitte Technology Green 15 Award

Ostara to Install Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility in Gwinnett County

Ostara Named to 2012 Global Cleantech 100 List

Ostara Selected by The Artemis Project as a 2012 Top 50 Water Company

The Root of the Matter

Crystal Green, Environmentally-Responsible Phosphorus Fertilizer

Six Things Canadians Need to Know about Green and Sustainable Technology

Why Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Cares About Your Sewage

Largest Nutrient Recovery Facility Opens in Oregon

Ostara Raises US $14.5 Million to Launch Major Expansion

Ostara Raises US $14.5 Million to Launch Major Expansion

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Wins $14.5M From VantagePoint et al.

Turning wastewater into fertilizer pellets

First of its kind nutrient recovery plant opens in Hillsboro

New Hillsboro Plant Sells Nutrients From Sewage

New Clean Water Services facility in Hillsboro turns waste into gold

Ostara Opens World’s Largest Municipal Nutrient Recovery Facility

Clean Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Open World’s Largest Municipal Nutrient Recovery Facility

Washington County sewer utility, Canadian partner open second plant to make fertilizer

Clean Water Services, Ostara to unveil $4.75M water-treatment plant

Companies unveil second Nutrient Recovery Facility

Bulk bag filler helps company grow bottom line

Recover & Reuse

Wastewater treatment facility considers turning phosphorous into fertilizer

Water Works

Nutrient Recovery Co. Prevents Phosphorus From Entering Waterways, Recycles it as Fertilizer

Saving the Planet: A Tale of Two Strategies

Extracting Nutrients From Raw Sewage, To Grow Our Plants Extra Big

Out of the lab and into the marketplace

Coping with the city’s continued growth – Forum to examine how innovation will shape urban design

Water Leader Focus Cover Story, Talking Water with the Kennedys

Resource recovery transforms public cost into $$$

Nutrient Recovery – Waste not, Want not

Water, water everywhere

Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Ostara Named to the 2011 Deloitte Technology Green 15 (TM)

Ostara Named to 2011 Global Cleantech 100



Reaping Oil From Discarded Plastic

Ostara to Build Nutrient Recovery Facility at Saskatoon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sustainable Focus

The Ultimate Recycling

Utility Plans Expansion of Phosphorus Recovery System

Ostara to be named to GoingGreen Global 200

Facing up to Phosphorus

Water Is Future for ‘Cleantech’ Investment, Frog Capital’s Omari Says

Clean Water Services turns liquid sewage into fertilizer — and an energy tax credit

Where Canada Shines: water tech

Innovation key to economic strategy in Ontario

The case for recycling the stuff in your toilet

Ostara Named to The Artemis Top 50; wins GLOBE Award for Technology Innovation and Application

When Veolia works with cleantech startups

Transforming Wastewater into Ecological Fertilizer

2011 BCBusiness Guide to Innovation

Veolia accelerates green start-up support programme

Veolia Picks Partners: GreenRoad, Ostara and More

Water, wastewater startups among first partnerships in Veolia cleantech program

Nutrient Recovery Facility To Be Installed At Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant

Clean Water Services to Add Second Ostara Nutrient Recovery Facility at Rock Creek Wastewater Plant

OSTARA: Full Recovery

Fertilizers boost declining B.C. fish populations

Sewer Doer: keeping good money from going down the drain.

From Problem to Product

Water treatment faces scale-up funding hurdles

Audubon International Partners with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc.

Turning wastewater into a revenue stream

Hampton Roads Sanitation District and Ostara Win National Council of Public-Private Partnerships Award

Hamilton: Canada’s invisible cleantech scene

Ostara Named a Global Cleantech 100 Company for the Second Straight Year

Ostara Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley 100 Winner

Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and Ostara Partner to Install Commercial Nutrient Recovery Facility

A Growing Waste Line

Thames Water’s Slough Sewage Works to Build Ostara Facility

London sewage to nourish golf greens

Plant turns sewage into a resource

City of York and Ostara Open Third Commercial Facility

Kennedy, Rendell praise York City plant

York wastewater plant unveils new system

UBC technology draws phosphorus from raw sewage

Finding the right treatment

Engineers with a green streak stand out


Phosphorus: A Resource in Decline

Partnership in the Bay

Ostara Selected as a Top 50 Water Company by The Artemis Project™

Where Sewage Meets ‘Peak Phosphorus’

Two green-tech startups capture the value of wastewater

HRSD, Ostara Partner to Recover Nutrients and Make Fertilizer

Hits and misses

Hampton Roads Business Briefs

Are We Giving Crap a Bum Rap?

HRSD’s Launch of Nutrient Recovery Facility Lauded as ‘Great Day for Chesapeake Bay’

A New Water Market: Think of it as Liquid Gold

Suffolk Facility to Turn Sewage into Fertilizer is Christened

Nursery Management & Production – Products

RFK Jr. visits for plant partnership

Ostara Aims to Stave Off Peak Phosphorous

A New Water Market: Resource Recovery

Virginia Wastewater Treatment Plant First In Chesapeake Bay Watershed to Recover Nutrients and Transform Them into “Green” Commercial Fertilizer

New wastewater facility converts nutrients into commercial fertilizer

Wastewater into Fertilizer

Micromidas to Test Sludge-to-Plastic Tech

Wastewater-to-fertilizer plant captures nutrients

Media Alert: Unveiling of New Nutrient Recovery Facility That Will Protect Chesapeake Bay, with Keynote Speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Ostara makes water-treatment cheaper — and fertilizer better.

This One’s a Two-Fer

Renovating American Infrastructure Mess #5: Sewage

New product, Crystal Green®: Slow Release Fertilizer Begins Commercial Production

World’s Only Slow Release, Renewable Fertiliser Begins Commercial Production – Crystal Green® Proven Effective for Turf, Nursery, Specialty Markets

Ostara begins production on Crystal Green slow-release, renewable, environmentally safe fertiliser

First slow-release, renewable fertilizer now being produced

New, Renewable Fertilizer Introduced

Crystal Green slow-release, renewable fertilizer begins commercial production

New facility will recycle nutrients

Wastewater project in Durham turning out environmentally friendly fertilizer

HRSD Treatment Plant to Build Full-Scale Nutrient Recycling Facility Nutrients will be Recycled into ‘Green’ Commercial Fertilizer

Sewage’s Cash Crop

The Next Big Thing

CrystalGreen® “Renewable” Slow-Release Fertilizer

New Fertilizer Product Features Unique Combo

Salvageable sludge eases stress load

‘Green’ Product Changes Fertilizer Landscape

The Disappearing Nutrient

York approves construction of wastewater nutrient-recycling facility

York Wastewater Treatment Plant to Employ Full-Scale Nutrient Recycling Technology

Severn Trent First in Europe to Recycle Nutrients into “Environmentally Friendly” Commercial Fertiliser

VantagePoint Venture Partner’s Portfolio Companies Take Top Rankings in Guardian’s Global CleanTech 100

Turning sewage into a growth industry

Sewage plant turns muck into moolah

New filtering technology converts waste to fertilizer

Kennedy lauds sewage plant’s green setup

Fertilizer, Feed and Other Valuables in Wastewater

Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant First in the U.S. to Recycle Nutrients Into ‘Green’ Commercial Fertilizer

The (Not So Sweet) Smell of Success

JFK’s nephew joins local waste-water treatment firm’s board of directors

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Joins Board of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

SFPUC: Technology Recycles Sewage into Fertilizer

SFPUC and Ostara Demonstrate Innovative Technology That Recycles Harmful Sewage Byproduct to Environmentally-safe Fertilizer

Chinese news article on Ostara process at San Francisco pilot

SFPUC and Ostara Demonstrate Innovative Technology That Recycles Harmful Sewage Byproduct to Environmentally-Safe Fertilizer

Clean Water Services to extract nutrients from waste for fertilizer

B.C. Technology Scores Market Success

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Receives $10.5 Million in Financing

B.C firm inks deal to convert sewage to fertilizer

Tigard’s wastewater soon to be bringing in the bucks

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Raises U.S. $10.5 Million to Accelerate Commercialization of CleanTech Water Treatment Process

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.: Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant Is the First in U.S. to Recycle Nutrients Into “Green” Commercial Fertilizer

Update on Ostara from the Centre European d’Etudes des Polyphosphates

Wastewater reactor turns sewage into money

Reactor Recycles WW Nutrients Into Fertilizer

Edmonton Reveals World’s First Industrial Scale Sewage Treatment Facility to Recycle Nutrients Into Environmentally-Safe Commercial Fertilizer

It’s a beautiful concept: Protect the environment while making money

Firm makes fertilizer the eco-friendly way

CW’s Durham treatment plant sludge may just smell like money

Waste Not, Want Not for Local Firm

System turns sewage nutrients into fertilizer

Tigard treatment plant turns waste into fertilizer

Sewage seen as profit source

Tigard’s pilot project turns pollutants into fertilizer

Clean Water Services’ wastewater treatment facility conducts trials of new environmentally-friendly technology from Canadian company

New technology helps businesses and environment

Chesapeake Bay sewage treatment plant successfully completes trials of new environmentally-friendly technology from Canadian company

Sewage-to-fertilizer solution to be launched in Edmonton

UBC spinoff turns wastewater into ‘gold’, Edmonton first customer for new fertilizer

City embarks on waste water technology pilot project

Pilot-scale struvite recovery from anaerobic digester supernatant at an enhanced biological phosphorus removal wastewater treatment plant

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