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Companies join forces for new California ethanol venture


March 9, 2008
By Manure Manager

Three companies – HBS BioEnergy,
Dairy Development Group and Agrimass Enviro-Energy – are joining forces
to build a waste-to-energy park in California.

Three companies – HBS BioEnergy, Dairy Development Group and Agrimass Enviro-Energy – are joining forces to build a waste-to-energy park in California. The park, planned for the San Joaquin Valley, will include an ethanol plant, which will utilize manure waste from surrounding dairies as a fuel source.

“The joint venture involves developing and operating an innovative agricultural waste-to-energy park,” explains Len Chapman, CEO of
Agrimass Enviro-Energy, which blends technology, engineering and dairy expertise to help Valley dairymen implement systems to help them meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations; and Dairy Development Group, a company that assists dairymen in planning, permitting, building and operating their dairies, with a focus on environmental mitigation and compliance.

“We believe that this dairy energy park will put the San Joaquin Valley
on the map for the entire nation – setting a new standard for integrated technologies. Dairying is an economic powerhouse in the Valley, but now we can show the nation how dairying can also be a sustainable industry. This is the kind of green industry we need in the Valley.”

HBS BioEnergy is in the business of bio-fuel production, with a team focusing on locating, constructing and operating bio-fuel facilities using cutting-edge technologies. The company has offices in Fresno, California.

“This model pairs expertise from closely related but diverse industries,
with the end result that the biomass fuels could provide energy cost savings of 50 to 80 percent,” says Claude Luster, president of HBS BioEnergy. “This project will benefit the Valley and help address the environmental issues here by processing the waste to reduce
emissions and practically eliminating water quality concerns normally associated with dairies.”

www.agrimassenviroenergy.com


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