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2024

08
Apr

GSR Showcases its Biotechnology at the "Made in Vermont Marketplace"

GSR showcased its cutting-edge nutreint recovery technology to an audience passionate about local innovation and environmental stewardship.

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2023

03
Aug

GSR and Dairy Farm Partnership Launch Commercial Project

For over a decade, GSR has collaborated with dairy farms to develop sustainable nutrient treatment solutions from dairy manure and food waste. The current commercial-scale biotechnology solution at Green Mountain Dairy has successfully extracted valuable nutrients from an on-farm anaerobic digester's waste stream to create saleable organic fertilizers.

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11
May

Ten USDA NRCS Hub Co-leads tour GSR-AD-BOLTTM system and observe manure nutrient recovery and fertilizer production process at the large dairy dairy farm

Ten USDA NRCS Hub Co-leads traveled to this dairy farm and observed the GSR-AD-BOLTTM system in action. During the tour, they visited the farm's biodigester, which produces electricity and cow bedding. The biodigester supports the commercial production of organic fertilizer supported by the GSR-AD-BOLTTM system that captures nutrients from the liquid manure digestate. .

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22
Apr

GSR Solutions Dairy Farm Partnership Unveiled Revolutionary Manure Processing Technology

GSR, in collaboration with a Franklin County dairy farm, is excited to announce the first commercial launch of a technology that converts liquid manure waste stream into value-added fertilizers.

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09
Feb

GSR and Franklin County Dairy Announce Commercial Operation of Manure-to-Value Process

GSR, along with one of its dairy partners, achieved commercial operation of GSR’s biotechnology for dairy farms to transform liquid manure wastewater into value-added fertilizers.

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2022

12
Mar

GSR initiates a feasibility plan for renewable energy production integrated with nutrient recovery

GSR Solutions has initiated a feasibility plan for renewable energy production integrated with nutrient recovery solutions with dairy farms and stakeholders in Franklin County.

10
Jan

NH organic farm partner plans on producing value-added co-products from dairy farm waste material

GSR Solutions has announced a planning project with a livestock and producer farm partner in New Hampshire. This project aims to produce organic value-added products from livestock manure and food waste for improving the profitability of certified organic vegetable production. The US Department of Agriculture and farm stakeholders are supporting this effort.


2021

01
Nov

Chittenden County dairy farm partner plans on producing value-added co-products from dairy farm waste material

GSR Solutions has initiated a planning project with a farm partner in Chittenden County for producing value-added co-products from dairy farm waste materials for improving the farm's cash flow. The US Department of Agriculture and farm stakeholders are supporting this effort.

01
Oct

GSR Solutions announces fifth round of fertilizer field trials

GSR Solutions has announced a fifth round of field trials for fertilizer produced from its conservation practice for managing nutrient runoff from manure to improve water quality as well as facilitate soil-carbon sequestration for soil health. The US Department of Agriculture and farm stakeholders are supporting this effort.

03
May

GSR Solutions dairy farm partnership project breaks ground for installing a nutrient recovery facility in Franklin County

GSR Solutions, in partnership with a local dairy farm, breaks ground for installing a nutrient recovery facility in Franklin County, VT. The facility will capture nutrients from wet manure and food waste streams for producing organic fertilizer. The US Department of Agriculture and farm stakeholders are supporting this exciting new project.


2020

01
Nov

GSR's large dairy farm partner adopts GSR-AD-BOLTTM technology.

GSR Solutions announced the adoption of its GSR-AD-BOLTTM technology by a local dairy farm in Franklin County, VT. The facility will capture nutrients from wet manure and food waste streams for producing organic fertilizer. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and farm stakeholders are supporting this exciting new project.

01
July

GSR's GSR-AD-BOLTTM technology selected for two dairy farm projects.

GSR technologies have been selected for two farm projects supported by the USDA programs.

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2019

01
Dec

The Global Terraton Challenge Selects GSR as an Innovator for Soil Carbon Sequestration

The GLOBAL TERRATON CHALLENGE has recently selected GSR as an innovator for propelling agriculture forward as a key soil carbon sequestration solution (out of more than 260 applicants representing 44 countries) to accelerate the sequestration of 1 trillion tons of carbon into agricultural soils. Farmers have committed over 10 million acres of cropland to participate in Terraton's program.

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01
Sep

CAAFI Publishes Farm-to-Fly 2.0 Fact Sheet and Summarizes GSR's Project in Vermont

The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has published the Farm-to-Fly 2.0 (F2F2) Fact Sheet and summarized GSR's project in Vermont for the integration of anaerobic digesters to process dairy farm waste to produce fuels as well as animal feed, fertilizer, potable water, and co-benefits of nutrient effluent reduction.

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30
Mar

Innovative Dairy Manure Nutrient Recovery Application for Water Quality Improvement and Environmental Conservation

The organic certified fertilizer and soil amendments from GSR's nutrient recovery system have been successfully tested through multiple trials designed to determine the best timing and rates for agronomic purposes as well as the impact on soil health and the environment. This project is supported by the US Department of Agriculture and several participating livestock farms.


2018

17
Apr

USDA VAPG Planning Project Completed

The end of the first quarter of 2018 marked the completion of GSR's farm partner's planning project for the production of fertilizer. Cooperative efforts to regionalize the effort are in progress with leadership at dairy co-operatives and individual co-op members.

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2017

19
Dec

The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center: GSR Solutions' Story

Algal Biofuel Industry Resilience: GSR Solutions provides insightful analysis into biofuel R&D and the implementation of an efficient stream of algal biofuel to power transportation.

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2016

17
Nov

The Citizen VT: A New Approach to Handling Manure Effluent

GSR Solutions LLC includes farm technology partnerships among its technology projects to reduce nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.

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28
Oct

VT Digger: GSR Developing Fertilizer with Farm Partner

Across rural America, cooperatives have helped farmers and small businesses band together to accomplish more than they could on their own.

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30
Mar

GSR Solutions Among 34 Selected in the Global Nutrient Recycling Challenge

The EPA received concept papers from around the world in Phase I and selected 34 submissions to continue on to Phase II of the challenge.




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2015

11
Sep

Conservation Law Foundation: Can Cows, Manure, and Algae All Add Up to Clean Water? Lessons from Charlotte, Vermont

Innovation continues to thrive in the Green Mountain State. The Nordic Farm is looking at using algae to turn manure and other biological waste into fuel and fertilizer.

The technology being explored at Nordic Farm takes a step beyond anaerobic digestion.

Even though Cow Power is able to harvest a valuable product from manure, one byproduct of anaerobic digestion is a nutrient dense liquid. Since farmers need to apply this liquid when it is produced, its use is often an inopportune time during the year when the Vermont landscape is already overburdened with nutrients. The excessive nutrients then run off the land and cause water pollution.

The farm is working with GSR Solutions to introduce algae to the liquid waste as a means to both eliminate the harmful byproducts of anaerobic digestion and put them to good use.

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03
Sep

Vermont Biz: Advanced Biofuel and Fertilizer Project Update

An innovative new process pioneered by Burlington-based GSR Solutions has the potential to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus runoff into our lakes and streams while creating a liquid biofuel that can be used to heat our homes, power our vehicles, and fly our planes. The progress of this effort is the focus of a meeting next week among a growing and diverse coalition of stakeholders.

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03
Sep

Burlington Free Press: Energy From Manure-fed Algae Project Gets Boost

CHARLOTTE – A long-simmering project to wring fuel and electricity from manure-fed algae at a Charlotte dairy farm warmed up Thursday with the announcement of a key partnership with Vermont's largest power utility.

Green Mountain Power has an agreement with Burlington-based GSR Solutions to pursue ways to add small refineries of biodiesel and even jet fuel to manure digesters that generate power, said the utility's president and CEO Mary Powell at a news conference at Nordic Farms.

The GSR Solutions system is designed to slow the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas released during manure's decomposition. The process also sequesters organic nutrients in manure that have for generations contributed to Lake Champlain's declines in water quality. The new digesters "can kick the butt out of phosphorus," Powell said, referring to a key polluting fertilizer.

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03
Sep

TV Channel 3 WCAX: VT scientists test a new wave of cow power

CHARLOTTE, Vt. - Vermont scientists believe they may have the next wave of cow power. That is taking byproducts of manure and turning them into fuel.

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03
Sep

ABC 22 TV Channel: VT scientists test a new wave of cow power

Charlotte, VT - In Environmental Matters, fueling Vermont through moo power?

A Vermont based bio-chemical research group (GSR) found a way to convert farm-waste into biofuels. The same animals that bring us our cheese and milk, could be heating our homes and fueling our vehicles.

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2014

14
Jul

GSR's Farm To Fly Project in Vermont with CAAFI

The first half of 2014 was a period of significant successes on the East Coast relating to the "Farm to Fly 2.0" (F2F2) initiative, an agreement between the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue to work together to advance the use of renewable fuels in the aviation industry.


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13
Jul

Burlington Free Press: Algae oil touted as Vermont's next fuel crop

CHARLOTTE –In moderation, and carefully applied to fields, livestock feces has for millennia been an invaluable farm resource.

Some folk at the gathering suggested that algae ranching might be a perfect fit for Vermont's decentralized agricultural economy, where transportation costs for heating fuel, diesel and propane have perennially whittled away at bottom lines.

Ted Brady, Vermont's director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said reducing energy costs on farms has become his agency's number-one priority.

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10
Jul

Vermont Biz: Oil from manure-eating algae might one day heat our homes

The distillation process also produces animal feed or fertilizer as a byproduct. GSR researchers say that the fertilizer might help to reduce phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain.

This, said Todd Campbell, energy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, signifies progress. “Being on the cutting edge here not only has implications for rural Vermont but really our interest at USDA is the win-win-win situation where we see positive results for the dairy operation, for the community and for the country as a whole,” Campbell said.

Matt Cota, executive director of the fuel dealers group, says the initiative has potential because Vermont has the highest density of cows per acre of any state in the U.S. and half of Vermonters heat with oil.

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09
Jul

TV Channel 5 WPTZ: Oilheat from Vermont Algae Fed with Dairy Cow Manure

Oilheat from Vermont Algae ... GSR Process July 9 2014 WPTZ (YouTube Video)


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09
Jul

WPTZ: Study shows manure can be turned into fuel oil

CHARLOTTE, Vt. — For centuries, farmers have struggled to find ways to get rid of it. Now, GSR researchers say they've identified the process to convert cow manure into a strain of algae that contains fuel oils.

"We make a huge amount of manure in this state which goes along with our dense population of dairy cows," said Clark Hinsdale, owner of Nordic Farms. "To efficiently use that resource for energy and fertilizer is a whole new income stream."

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09
Jul

NPR News: Manure-Fed Biofuels Might Make For New Crop At Dairy Farms

"We've always known that Vermont farms and Vermont dairy farms make some of the best milk in the world. But did any of us ever know that these same cows can produce fuel oil?" - Ted Brady, Vermont director for rural development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

There’s nothing new about algae biofuel, which is being produced in far larger quantities at test facilities around the globe. But officials said GSR enterprise is the first to produce oil by using farm waste as food for the oil-producing algae. “This is an important first step,” says Todd Campbell, energy advisor to the U.S. secretary of agriculture. “And that’s what we’re interested in at USDA, is proving out the concept, taking small steps forward to optimizing systems.”

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09
Jul

Imagine powering homes, cars with farm waste

CHARLOTTE, Vt. - We've told you in the past about how cow manure is being used to generate electricity; now, researchers say manure can also fuel your car and heat your home.

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29
Jan

GSR Project among three "Farm To Fly" initiatives nationwide

GSR's CSTO-Research Scientist GSR Solutions LLC presented "Vermont Farm to Fly" advanced biofuel effort on State and Local aviation initiatives at the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI bi-annual meeting) last week on January 29th at Washington DC

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29
Jan

GSR presents Farm to Fly project at Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) Meeting

2014 CAAFI General Meeting Washington, DC




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02
Jan

General Systems Research LLC Announces Company Reorganization to GSR Solutions LLC

Burlington, VT– January 02, 2014 – General Systems Research, an algae technology development company, today announced it is reorganizing into GSR Solutions LLC. GSR retains the acronym for General Systems Research. GSR Solutions LLC will serve as a new entity to develop innovative technologies. The new name, GSR Solutions reflects a novel business model for company’s operations in providing cutting edge technologies for manufacture of valued by-products such as fertilizer, neutraceuticals, and biofuel for addressing multiple markets.

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