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The Delmarva Chicken Association supports the Bioenergy Innovation Center’s waste-to-energy efforts

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Delaware plans to build a stand-alone anaerobic digester near Seaford

Visualization of the proposed Bioenergy Innovation Center. (photo: Bioenergy Devco & Delmarva Chicken Association)

GEORGETOWN, Delaware – The Delmarva Chicken Association, a chicken trade association with 1,600 members, told the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control that it supports a plan to build a stand-alone anaerobic digester near Seaford, Delaware. Bioenergy Innovation Center, proposed by Bioenergy Devco, will convert hatchery waste, poultry byproducts and chicken droppings – including manure – into natural gas and soil conditioner in a closed, safe process. Bioenergy Devco operates dozens of similar plants in Europe, as well as an anaerobic digester for other waste streams in Jessup, Maryland. Other local organizations that have expressed support for the Bioenergy Innovation Center include Friends of the Nanticoke River and the Wicomico Environmental Trust.

“DCA and its members have worked tirelessly with DNREC over the years to properly and sustainably manage poultry processing, hatchery and litter in an environmentally sound manner,” DCA Executive Director Holly Porter wrote in written comments supporting the company’s permit applications. “The proposed anaerobic digestion facility is in the right place at the right time. DCA hopes that DCA has tens of thousands of anaerobic digesters that you will approve this technology for the benefit of poultry farming, our local economy and environmental protection in the region.”

Read the full DCA support letter here. There is DNREK accepting comments from the public on the Center for Bioenergy Innovation’s proposed permits by Friday, December 2.

–Delmarva Chicken Association

https://www.morningagclips.com/delmarva-chicken-association-backs-bioenergy-innovation-center-waste-to-energy-effort/ The Delmarva Chicken Association supports the Bioenergy Innovation Center’s waste-to-energy efforts

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