Bion announces Kreider Farms groundbreaking
By Manure Manager
By Manure Manager
October 21, 2010, New York – Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. has
announced there will be an official groundbreaking ceremony for its
project at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, PA, on November 10, 2010.
October 21, 2010, New York – Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. has announced there will be an official groundbreaking ceremony for its project at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, PA, on November 10, 2010.
Details of the groundbreaking ceremony, including time and location, will be posted on www.bionpa.com, a website dedicated to Bion's Pennsylvania activities as described below.
Since announcing the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) approval of the demonstration permit for the Kreider Farms project, Bion has been carrying out a number of pre-construction activities, including soil sampling and testing, engineering and survey work, final system design, and securing pricing and documentation.
On October 6, 2010, Bion PA 1, LLC and Primus Builders, Inc. of Woodstock, GA, executed a design-build contract to complete final designs and construct Bion’s Nutrient Management Facility at Kreider Farms. Construction is anticipated to begin in late October/early November and with initial operations to begin at the end of January/beginning of February 2011, subject to contractor scheduling, equipment and materials delivery, weather and other factors. Primus has been working with Bion on the design process at Kreider Farms since the preliminary design phase of the project.
Bion has submitted to the PA DEP its nutrient credit trading application for Phase 2 of the Kreider Farms project. This application, which is currently in the review process, will (upon approval by the DEP) also provide certified nitrogen and phosphorus credits eligible to be sold as verified offsets under the Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy. The final total of verified credits will be based upon the results from actual operations of the renewable energy facility, as well as several other factors.
Bion has established a website (www.bionpa.com) to provide the Chesapeake Bay watershed stakeholder community with a means of communicating the projects’ status and, upon completion, to publish data and results.