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Sussex OKs poultry waste recycling plant

Sussex County Council voted unanimously today in favor of Bioenergy Devco’s conditional-use application for the Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford.

BDC is a leading global developer of anaerobic digestion facilities that create renewable energy and healthy soil products from organic material. This project will provide a sustainable alternative for poultry-processing organics management throughout Delmarva. Following this hearing, BDC’s application will go in front of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

“We are very pleased with the decision made by the Sussex County Council regarding our application for conditional use,” said Peter Ettinger, chief development officer for BDC. “The BIC will provide a much-needed alternative to organic material management in the area. Not only will the facility reduce land application and poultry organics from going into landfills, but it will also turn these organics into renewable natural gas and digestate, an organic, virtually odorless soil amendment. We look forward to the opportunity to present our application to DNREC.”

See more in the Friday, April 23 edition.