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Microgy considering projects in Colorado, Idaho


March 6, 2008
By Manure Manager

Microgy Incorporated, a subsidiary
of Environmental Power Corporation (EPC), recently okayed two project
agreements to build, own and operate renewable natural gas (RNG)
production facilities in Idaho and Colorado, as part of a joint effort
with Cargill Incorporated.

Microgy Incorporated, a subsidiary of Environmental Power Corporation (EPC), recently okayed two project agreements to build, own and operate renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in Idaho and Colorado, as part of a joint effort with Cargill Incorporated.

The two facilities are expected to be operational by early 2009 and produce more than 800,000 MMbtu (million British thermal units) per year of RNG at full production. EPC and Cargill are also working on other projects that will produce an additional 1.2 million mmbtu per year. “We look forward to a long and mutually
beneficial relationship with Cargill and our dairy partners in Colorado and
Idaho,” says Rich Kessel, president and CEO of EPC.

“Cargill’s dairy customers in Colorado and Idaho recognize a unique opportunity by joining us in these projects,” says Mike Rohlfsen, director of Cargill’s Emission Reduction Services. “Their participation is a reflection of truly progressive dairy management, with an eye toward improving their bottom lines while benefiting
the environment.”

Microgy holds an exclusive license in North America for the development and deployment of a proprietary anaerobic digestion technology for the extraction of methane gas from animal wastes for its use to generate energy. The company currently operates a bio-gas operation, Huckabay Ridge, in Texas using the manure of 10,000 cows.


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