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The FLC Awards Program annually recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements. The FLC’s 30 plus years of advancing tech transfer to meet the needs of our nation’s economy would not have been possible without the creativity and dedication of the federal scientists and inventors we recognize through the Awards Program, as well as the innovative professionals who work alongside them to achieve their goal of creating available technologies to countless people around the world.

The FLC awards are ranked as some of the most prestigious honors in the T2 field and are given as a symbol of well-deserved recognition for phenomenal technological efforts.

“It is our great pleasure to inform you that “Recovery of Ammonia From Waste Using Gas-Permeable Membranes” has been selected to receive a 2021 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). The FLC is the Congressionally mandated organization that educates, promotes, and facilitates Federal Technology Transfer.


From among the 300 plus Federal laboratories supported by the FLC, the Excellence in Technology Transfer Award is presented annually.


This is the second National FLC Award for Renewable Nutrients.




Updated: Feb 12

The Renewable Nutrients Quick Wash Ammonia technology was awarded the FLC Southeast Excellence in Technology Transfer Award. This is the second FLC award for Quick Wash.

Renewable Nutrients Patented Nitrogen Removal & Ammonia Recovery process is disruptive to current technologies as it recovers the ammonia for beneficial use and by its very nature can be operated with no impact to the biological process. With the Renewable Nutrients Patented Ammonia Recovery process in place, an existing facility will:

Reduce inputs of energy, carbon, alkalinity

Recover rather than destroy a valuable resource

Produce a high quality, saleable product

Improve the quality of the effluent by enhancing exiting nutrient removal processes

Allow the reduction of ammonia alkalinity

Potentially free existing capacity and allow the rerating of treatment plants in lieu of additional capital investment

Provide a solution for additional capacity in plants with limited footprint for expansion.

Renewable Nutrients is a leading provider of nutrient recovery technologies.

The FLC is comprised of over 300 federal laboratories, each of which is represented by Agency Representatives (ARs) and Laboratory Representatives (LRs). The Executive Board is the FLC’s governing body. It is composed of four nationally elected positions—FLC Chair, Vice-Chair, Finance Officer, and Recording Secretary—in addition to the Host Agency Representative, six Regional Coordinators, six Members-at-Large, and the chairs of standing committees, who are appointed by the Executive Board. The FLC Executive Board determines organizational policy and direction, as well as establishes the annual budget. The Executive Board is advised by the National Advisory Council (NAC), which includes advisors from the FLC’s user communities, i.e., industry, academia, state and local governments, and federal laboratories. The NAC Chair serves as an ad hoc member of the Executive Board, as does the DC Liaison. The DC Liaison provides the Executive Board with information regarding T2 legislation, policy, and procedures.

Renewable Nutrients now has the ability to combine phosphorus and ammonia recovery into a single nutrient recovery solution. By combining the patented Quick Wash processes, Renewable Nutrients offers a comprehensive nutrient recovery option for facilities with high strength streams in need of removing and recovering ammonia and phosphorus for beneficial reuse. Attached is a high level presentation on the combined technologies.

"Leading the way in nutrient recovery"

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