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    • Nutrient Recovery in Today’s Market:Why, How, and Why Not?October 4, 2011Matt Kuzma – Vice President, Wastewater Solutions
    • The Urban Phosphorus Nexus• Urban areas greatly concentrate nutrients• Complete phosphorus fertilizer “bans” are a knee- jerk reaction• Urban wastewater utilities have the opportunity to provide a better solution © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 2
    • Today’s Phosphorus “Lifecycle” Fertilizer Production Fertilizer ApplicationPhosphate Rock Mining Food Consumption Production Wastewater Return to Environment Wastewater Treatment © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CRYSTAL GREEN IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. | Ostara.com 3
    • Phosphorus – Friend or Foe?Friend as a “Nutrient”: – Necessary for agriculture and essential component for life • 160 million tons of phosphate rock mined annuallyFoe as “Pollution”: – Recognized as leading cause of eutrophication in water bodies • ~365,000 tons/year of phosphorus in US sewage Result: Phosphorus is really a mismanaged resource. © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 4
    • Phosphorus as an “Emerging Issue” Sustainable P Initiative © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 5
    • Future Phosphorus “Lifecycle” Fertilizer Production Fertilizer ApplicationPhosphate Rock Mining Food Consumption Production Wastewater Return to Environment Wastewater Treatment © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CRYSTAL GREEN IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. | Ostara.com 6
    • Market Barriers• Technology Acceptance – Does it work? – Are there reliability or complexity concerns?• Company Viability – Will the company be around to support the technology?• Value Proposition – Does it “help” me? – Does it save me money?• Budget Allocation & Timing – When will funds become available if we decide to proceed? – What budget does the project get allocated to?• Procurement & Contracting – Sole source & competitive process © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CRYSTAL GREEN IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. | Ostara.com 7
    • “Solutions” Lead to New Challenges• “Performance Contract” Model + Eliminates Technology Risk + Eliminates Company Viability Risk + Eliminates Capital Expenditures ─ Not “standard” process ─ Procurement Challenges • “Sole Source” & competitive procurement (RFP) • History and model for performance contracting © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 8
    • “Solutions” Lead to New Challenges• Revenue Sharing + Eliminates client risks with byproduct + Emphasizes both organizations core competencies to maximize value + Creates mutually beneficial objectives – Few existing models for revenue collection – Evaluation challenges © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 9
    • Outside Challenges• How does a conservative and resource-limited market “reward” thinking ahead?• What framework can be developed to support addressing challenges “outside” our industry?• How can we develop relationships with the regulatory agencies to reach the intended result (and avoid the unintended consequences)?• Where does the water/wastewater industry fit into “resource management”?• How can we consolidate support to define objectives and fund the work to reach them? © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 10
    • A Father’s Advice… Market Daily News Plant Manager Fails to Act on Opportunity to Improve Water Quality While presented with the opportunity to add an exciting new technology to the local wastewater facility, Sewer District declines to add new technology that would cost- effectively improve water quality to the Market River. © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PEARL AND CRYSTAL GREEN ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS. | Ostara.com 11
    • Thank youFor more information, please contact: Matt Kuzma Vice President, Wastewater Solutions mkuzma@ostara.com Office (206) 402-5867 / Mobile (206) 419-1993 © 2011 OSTARA NUTRIENT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CRYSTAL GREEN IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK. | Ostara.com 12