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Bioenergy Devco seeks to turn poultry waste into natural gas

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SEAFORD — Waste comes in, and after five months, fine organic soil goes out. To be specific, Bioenergy Devco (BDC) takes 30,000 tons of poultry bath and hatchery waste from Perdue Farms on the Delmarva Peninsula and composts it on a large scale at its new facility just south of Seaford. Eggshell debris, feathers and

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    Karen Igou March 14, 2021

    I would like to make sure that you all know the whole story with this biogas digester. This digester does nothing for Delaware except bring in truckloads of dead chicken waste to a residential area that is NOT zoned industrial. It is also located near precious wetlands that could easily be contaminated. It then produces methane to be turned in to natural gas when we have all been given the clear warning from our global scientific body as well as our own government that we have to stop carbon emissions NOW to avoid climate catastrophe. This plant locks in 20 years of carbon emissions and they strive for more. This plant will create only a handful of low paying jobs but will make Devco tons of money all while greenwashing Perdue’s disgusting practices of factory farmed chicken. Would you want to live near this plant? Do you want to answer to your children as to why you didn’t do what you could to stop carbon emissions? This is another nail in our coffin and a big mistake for Delaware. Please spread the word Delaware Business Times about the downside of this project and the fact that over 100 community members have voiced opposition to it. Not just about the few pennies to be made and the greenwashed production of gas that is warming our planet and creating uninhabitable circumstances for our children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUDXKQYTQkg More info here from Delaware environmental and community advocates.


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