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News Releases from Region 06

EPA advances innovation in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant (R6Press@epa.gov)
214 665-2200

DALLAS – (Dec. 6, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a $100,000 small business contract to XploSafe, LLC in Stillwater, Okla. The company will recover excess nutrients in wastewater using sorbent pellets that release nutrients back in the soil.

“Water pollution can be a costly and challenging environmental problem,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “We are helping to give businesses the tools they need to take action to protect water.”

EPA selected 13 small businesses nationwide to develop and commercialize technologies to help solve current environmental issues, a $1.3 million investment for green economy. Each of the 13 companies will receive a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract for up to $100,000 to develop their green technology. If Phase I is successful, companies will be eligible to apply for a Phase II contract of up to $300,000 to develop and commercialize their technology for the marketplace.

EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. EPA issues annual solicitations for Phase I and Phase II research proposals from science and technology-based firms. Phase II contracts are limited to small businesses that have successfully completed their Phase I projects.

More information about the EPA SBIR Program: www.epa.gov/sbir 

More information about the SBIR Program across the Federal Government: www.sbir.gov/

Learn more about EPA’s work in Oklahoma: https://www.epa.gov/ok

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