NEW YORK - Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction activities for its livestock waste processing technology project at the Kreider Dairy Farm in Manheim, Pennsylvania.
Joining Bion at the ceremony were John Hines, Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Paul Marchetti, Executive Director of PENNVEST, Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, State Sen. Mike Brubaker and Representative Tom Creighton.
'The Bion Farm Waste Treatment System is a shining example of the type of ingenuity and innovation that we need to overcome the significant and unique challenges we face in reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay,' said Brubaker, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission and Chairman of Pennsylvania's delegation to the Commission. 'I am grateful that Bion Environmental Technologies and Kreider Farms are leading the way in helping Pennsylvania meet our pollution reduction goals to protect this vital natural resource.'
Bion has established a website (www.bionpa.com) to provide the Chesapeake Bay watershed stakeholders and Bion shareholders with a transparent source of the projects' status and, upon completion, the data and results that compose Bion's credit verification plan. The Bion installation will demonstrate the technology's ability to generate real, measurable, permanent and verifiable nutrient reductions from unregulated non-point source livestock facilities such as the Kreider dairy. Bion's approved credit certification plan is unique in that it includes nitrogen credits from the reduction of ammonia emissions. The measurable and verified reductions to both the local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay drainage basin will demonstrate the overall cost effectiveness of treating livestock waste at the source. Stakeholders and others will be able to post questions and comments that Bion staff will respond to, subject to the limitations imposed by SEC Regulation FD.