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Michigan turkey farmer wants to produce energy


August 19, 2008
By Marg Land

turkeys01August 19, 2008, Howard City, MI –
A turkey producer in Michigan is hoping to construct a waste-to-energy
plant near the edge of Howard City.

August 19, 2008, Howard City, MI – A turkey producer in Michigan is hoping to construct a waste-to-energy plant near the edge of Howard City.

turkeys01According to a report in the Grand Rapids Press, Harley Siestsma recently made a presentation to the Pierson Township planning commission appealing to build the power plant, which would use turkey litter to produce electricity, on a 40-acre industrial site near his current feed mill.

Residents near the site are concerned about odors and noise that might occur if the plant is built.

Sietsma would use the litter from his 1.3 million turkeys as a feedstock for the power plant.


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