Nebraska Environmental Trust awards $520K in grants to Nebraska Engineering researchers

Nebraska Environmental Trust awards $520K in grants to Nebraska Engineering researchers

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The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 21 grants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, including five totaling $520,900 to Nebraska Engineering projects.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 21 grants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, including five totaling $520,900 to Nebraska Engineering projects.

The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 21 grants to University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, including five totaling $520,900 to Nebraska Engineering projects.

These grants, awarded in June, are among the 21 received this year by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers, totaling more than $1.9 million. In all, the NET board awarded 118 grants worth a total of $20 million.

Grants awarded to engineering researchers, with principal investigators listed:

2020 funding for new projects

Xu Li, civil and environmental engineering, $105,552: "Improving soil health using heat-treated manure."

Amy Schmidt, biological systems engineering, $59,813: "Transforming manure and cedar mulch from "waste" to "worth – Part II."

Continued 2020 funding for projects from 2019

Suat Irmak, biological systems engineering, $153,026: "Water use and soil-water storage effect of individual and mixed cover species and impacts on soil quality variables."

Xin Qiao, biological systems engineering: $104,847: "Beneficial impact of injected air into a subsurface drip irrigation system on plant growth and uptake of emerging antibiotics using runoff from a feedlot."

Ashraf Aly Hassan, civil and environmental engineering, $97,662: "Low-cost biological odor treatment using an adsorption/ desorption concentrator unit for reducing sulfur emission in Nebraska."

The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the trust has provided more than $328 million in grants to more than 2,300 projects across the state. Anyone — citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses — can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. The Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore natural resources for future generations.





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