Bion Environmental Technologies is pleased to announce that its Kreider Dairy Farm waste treatment installation is finishing construction and nearing operational startup. Bion has consistently recommended that third party data from the operation of this large-scale installation be a prerequisite for regulatory and public review of its proposed project in Oswego County. It would locate a 72,000-head cattle project somewhere in the county.
Bion Environmental Technologies announced that it has initiated the flow of waste into the Bioreactor at its livestock waste treatment facility currently under construction at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, Pa.
Bion would like to provide the following response to questions and concerns raised by Ms. Wilson in her posting to the Oswego County Today on August 25, 2010:
No doubt Ms. Hall and the CFF believe that they are fighting for their homes based on the examples they cite. Unfortunately those examples simply do not represent Bion’s project nor do they reflect the substantial safeguards that Bion’s proven waste treatment technology and professional operating protocols provide.
Oswego County Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann said recently that the project is likely years away and that if it moves ahead, the number of cattle could be limited:Â â€œWe may say they can only have 15,000 cows,â€ he said. The project would not be economically feasible at 15,000 cows and therefore could not be located in Oswego County.Â To place such a limit on the project would effectively prevent the project from occurring.
Bion Environmental Technologies announced on Aug. 16 that Ed Schafer, former Governor of North Dakota and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has agreed to join Bionâ€™s management team through the end of 2013.
Citizens for Family FarmsÂ is “conducting an aggressive campaign to generate opposition to Bion’s proposed environmentally sustainable livestock/renewable energy project.” They continue to grossly misrepresent Bion’s project to all who will listen, while ignoring the actual facts, according to Bion.
Bionâ€™s application for a Demonstration Permit for its Kreider Farms project Phase 1 has been approved. The company recommends that it be a precondition for the Oswego County project.
In response to Ryan Mordanâ€™s article, â€œAudience Skeptical of Proposed Bion Ethanol-From-Cattle Projectâ€ (Wednesday, July 14, 2010), we would like to highlight some benefits to the Bion project that have been overlooked.
Bion Environmental Technologies is trying to win the support of the Oswego County community to build a beef cattle and ethanol production mega project in Schroeppel. Bion has its work cut out for itself, if the audience that heard its pitch is any indication.