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Bion, Kreider Farms execute agreement


September 30, 2008
By Bion Environmental Technologies

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Bion, Kreider Farms execute agreement
Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. recently announced plans to build
a livestock waste treatment system at Kreider Farm’s Manheim,
Pennsylvania, facility that will treat the dairy waste from the
equivalent of 1,900 to 2,000 milking dairy cows.

Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. recently announced plans to build a livestock waste treatment system at Kreider Farms' Manheim, Pennsylvania, facility that will treat the dairy waste from the equivalent of 1,900 to 2,000 milking dairy cows.

The agreement between the company and Kreider provides for an integrated renewable energy facility that will provide energy for Bion’s waste treatment facility through the combustion of the cellulose captured in the Bion process. The net effect will be that no fossil fuels will be required to provide energy to the waste treatment system.

Bion’s waste treatment technology has been reviewed and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to generate approximately 140 nutrient credits per milk cow’s waste treated. Bion anticipates the sale of these credits under PA’s nutrient credit trading program.

In addition to generating nutrient credits, Bion's Cleantech project at Kreider Farms will produce:

  • renewable energy by combusting the biomass captured in the dairy waste stream as well as the poultry litter from Kreider Farms' poultry operations.
  • greenhouse gas emission credits from significantly reduced methane emissions associated with Bion livestock waste treatment process, and
  • stabilized nutrient rich fertilizer (low leachability) generated as a by-product from the dairy waste treatment process.



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