Biofuel plant set to break ground

October 15, 2013 • Local News

AG Power’s plant that will convert dairy waste into biogas at Prices Lane and Tumbleweed Road will break ground Friday. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

A power company will break ground Friday on a plant that will start turning Chaves County dairy manure into biofuel.

AG Power Inc. will start building the first of four projects to begin taking the county’s massive hills of manure, mix it with wastewater and send it underground to facilities that will separate out methane gas.

The product is piped downstream, converted into compressed natural gas and eventually pumped to California to fuel vehicles.

“There’s really no downside to this to the dairymen,” said Charlie Degroot, owner of Three Amigos Dairy.

AG Power’s ground breaking signifies the beginning of a partnership for the company with the community, said President Dewey Vaughn.

“It’s a big day for the dairies and the dairy industry. It’s a big day for Roswell,” Vaughn said. “It’s a big day to show this area how it can Login to read more

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