"Environment" research area

2016 MnDRIVE Environment Demonstration Grant Awarded

Dr. Bo Hu was awarded the second MnDRIVE Advancing Industry, Conserving Our Environment Demonstration Grant. Dr. Hu's demonstration project focuses on the bioremediation of phosphorus, which can accumulate in the soil, and is often a contributing factor in the contamination of ground and surface water. The Hu Lab is working with Haubenschild Farms to integrate the on‐site treatment of manure with its dairy operation for a technology and economic feasibility study. Dennis Haubenschild Farms is a 1000‐acre, family owned and operated dairy farm located near Princeton, Minnesota. This project demonstrates how innovative research developed at the University of Minnesota can help address the problems like nutrient pollution at the local level and help mitigate the environmental impacts of agricultural industry in the region.