Kansas-funded CIG projects - Fiscal Year 2006 to Present
Fiscal Year of Award
Kansas State University
Development and Demonstration of a Phosphate Recovery Device that is Economical for CAFOs
Design and build a pilot-scale facility to remove phosphate from the liquid effluent of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) manure waste that has been digested either in an anaerobic digester or in an open lagoon. Using wastewater from a participating Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) producer, the system will be optimized for phosphate recovery, minimizing the energy and raw material inputs to maximize economic payoff.
Agriment Services, Inc.
Anaerobic Lagoon Biological Enhancement Program
Perform sludge removal for anaerobic lagoon systems by using an on-site "in place" bioremediation process using available bio-products in combination with compressed air diffusers. This method, although not used in Kansas, has been proven to be an environmentally safe and cost-effective technology to accomplish closure of inactive lagoons and for the management of sludge levels as required for routine lagoon maintenance.
Kansas Association of Wheat Growers
Kansas Wheat Biomass Toolkit
If a celluosic ethanol industry is to grow and prosper in Kansas, producers need to have information available to make informed decisions about residue removal from their cropland. Kansas Wheat will develop a producer decision tool, which will assist producers in evaluating how much residue could profitably and feasibly be removed from the land while protecting the land from erosion and provide an estimated value for that residue. The tool will take into consideration producer-level practices specific to his/her farm and will contain three main objective areas, including resource assessment, transportation and logistics, and producer outreach and marketing.
Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc.
Brine Site Remediation Demonstration Project
Brine sites are caused by saltwater leaking or being released onto the soil from a pipeline or containment facility. The high salt level kills existing vegetation and causes the site to remain unvegetated and/or unproductive and erosive. This project will demonstrate how remediation of these sites can improve the soil condition, reduce the salinity of the soil, reduce erosion, and improve productivity of the site.