Phytoremediation Using Underemployed Agricultural Assets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13967
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-04081
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15100 Enterprise Ct., Ste 100, Chantilly, VA, 20151
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Blaylock
 (703) 961-8700
Business Contact
 Bruce Ferguson
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (703) 961-8700
Research Institution
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Acknowledging the problems of drought and low farm prices, the United States Government has authorized more than $20 billion per year in farm aid to boost farm incomes, encourage conservation, and buy crop and livestock insurance. At the same time, millions of acres of the country are contaminated with heavy metals and organic pollutants that are expensive to remove using traditional techniques such as excavation and landfill. By bringing modern, low-cost agricultural techniques to bear on major environmental problems, it may be possible to increase farm employment and revenue generating opportunities, particularly in rural areas, while at the same time improving environmental quality for Americans nationwide. The ability of farmers to improve the environmental quality of farmland and nearby properties, using the same technology base developed for agriculture, should open a host of varied, widely-distributed commercial opportunities.

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