Ethanol facility powered by dairy
Bion Environmental Technologies and Fair Oaks Dairy
Farms announced a joint venture that will enable the expansion of
animal agriculture in concert with ethanol production.
Bion’s technology platform provides sufficient
renewable energy from animal waste to produce ethanol absent any
outside fuel source such as natural gas or coal, while directly
addressing the growing long-term risk to distiller grains revenues
as those markets become increasingly saturated by the continued
expansion of United States ethanol production.
The integrated Bion platform incorporating ethanol
production at Fair Oaks will be a balanced, closed-loop system that
the company’s research indicates will create sufficient renewable
energy to support one million gallons of ethanol for every 1,000