SUNY Oswego to Host Forum July 14 on Proposed Cattle and Energy Project

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations will host a public issues forum July 14 for the greater Oswego community about the Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. proposed integrated beef cattle processing, ethanol and renewable energy project. Reservations to attend the forum are requested by July 9.

Presenting at the forum, which is set for 7 p.m. in the Campus Center auditorium, will be three Bion representatives: Dominic Bassani, vice president of strategic planning; Jeff Kapell, vice president of project development; and Dr. James Morris, chief technology officer.

If completed, the proposed integrated and closed-loop processing project would be the largest cattle livestock facility east of the Mississippi River. The facility would provide an estimated 500 to 600 full-time, skilled and semi-skilled jobs for the Oswego County regional economy.

According to project information, the facility design is based on a business model anchored in environmental sustainability, including a patented comprehensive waste treatment technology that would result in the smallest per-head environmental footprint of any large livestock operation in the world.

Bion representatives will present on the full range of “green tech” features designed into the project. Details about the project can be found at

Members of the public attending the forum will be welcome to comment and ask questions.

For reservations and information about parking, call 312-3492 or e-mail [email protected]