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$1m Grand Prize Awarded to Adapt-N

The Tulane University Nitrogen Reduction Challenge seeks innovative in-field solutions to combat hypoxia, a deadly deficiency of oxygen in water created by the excessive growth of phytoplankton.

Adapt-N was chosen to be the most feasible and effective solution to nitrogen reduction. Learn more about the selection process and the winning team.

 

Reading the award ceremony program
The awards
Presenting the check to the winning team
Presenting the check to the winning team
The winning team poses with Phyllis Taylor, Tulane President Mike Fitts, and Leah Berger
Attendees pose with Phyllis Taylor, Tulane President Mike Fitts, and Leah Berger
Attendee with Phyllis Taylor, Tulane President Mike Fitts, and Leah Berger
Attendees pose with Phyllis Taylor, Tulane President Mike Fitts, and Leah Berger

Photos by Cheryl Gerber

A Message from Phyllis Taylor

Phyllis Taylor

I am extremely pleased to announce the first of what I hope will be several Tulane Grand Challenge Prizes. In partnership with Tulane University, I have sponsored a $1 million prize to be awarded to the team or individual that achieves our goal of creating a significant and workable solution to hypoxia.

Our family's business was successful because innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking were at the heart of it. I have always believed that these same qualities are vital to solving critical social and environmental challenges. The grand challenge includes all of these principles. 

I believe a market-based solution which rewards innovation and risk taking has the potential to create a sustainable and significant new technology for addressing hypoxia. I am eager to work closely with Tulane during the course of our inaugural (and hopefully future) prizes to identify, reward and support this solution.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 tuchallenge@tulane.edu