EPA announces $80,00 pollution prevention grant for UMass Lowell
"EPA is pleased to support these effective and well-designed projects with much-needed funding," EPA New England Regional Administrator Curt Spalding said. "Our pollution prevention grants reduce pollution at its source, which is the best way to create a cleaner environment and sustainable economy."
The UMass Lowell grant, one of five awarded in New England for the fiscal year 2016-2017 Pollution Prevention Grants cycle, will allow the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production to work with the local food and beverage manufacturing and processing sector, particularly the seafood processing and dairy pasteurization businesses, to reduce its use of energy, water and toxics.
The center hopes to partner with a range of companies and organizations to drive its goals through technical assistance, assessments, audits and industry roundtable meetings.
UMass Lowell will be working with a variety of partners, including state and local government organizations like the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Energy's Industrial Assessment Center, which is housed at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
UMass Lowell’s grant is one of five recently awarded to organizations throughout New England -- totaling of approximately $689,000.