This article originally ran on StlToday.com on August 17, 2021.
The St. Louis riverfront is set to welcome a $25 million facility for a company that produces “eco-friendly fertilizer” by recovering nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater — converting common pollutants from agricultural runoff into a new round of products for use on the farm, or yard.
Ostara, a Canadian company, is now working to hire about 40 employees for its new plant on Bremen Avenue, just north of downtown St. Louis. The site is home to an existing facility that the company is going to repurpose, with long-term plans to operate there for the duration of a 40-year lease.
Dan Parmar, Ostara’s CEO, said St. Louis offers the company a “great location because it’s close to many of our customers in the U.S.”
He touted the region’s skilled labor force, abundant crop science expertise, and “friendly” business environment as further selling points.Read More