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Opinion – Get educated on poultry power


March 28, 2011
By By Kim Sandum Daily News Record

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March 28, 2011,
Harrisburg, VA – When it comes to converting the Shenandoah Valley’s abundant
poultry manure into an energy resource, is bigger the best option or could
small-scale solutions do a good job? That’s the question confronting the
region’s poultry growers and local communities, as well as a new state group
meeting in Harrisonburg.
March 28, 2011,
Harrisburg, VA – When it comes to converting the Shenandoah Valley’s abundant
poultry manure into an energy resource, is bigger the best option or could
small-scale solutions do a good job? That’s the question confronting the
region’s poultry growers and local communities, as well as a new state group
meeting in Harrisonburg.

On the big side, the Shenandoah
Valley Poultry Litter to Energy Watershed & Air Advisory Group was launched
in February under the direction of the state’s Department of Environmental
Quality
and Conservation and Recreation. In the announcement, the agencies said
the group is “evaluating the concept of a large scale poultry litter-energy
project as a means to help us meet Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay” water quality
requirements, with “the additional benefits of helping meet the Commonwealth’s
renewable energy goals.”

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