Soil science spin-off wins water entrepreneurship competition

Nutrient Recovery & Upcycling (NRU) LLC, co-founded by soil science professor Phil Barakwas one of three companies to win the inaugural Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water” competition. Sponsored by Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Pow! competition was established to advance new ideas and approaches for improving sustainability and resiliency efforts in the water and clean-tech industries. Read the full press release on PR Newswire.

NRU was founded in 2011 to commercialize a phosphorus recovery approach being studied in Barak’s soil science laboratory on campus.