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Gov, county mark biofuel plant groundbreaking

October 18, 2013 • Local News

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses attendees at the groundbreaking for AG Power’s Advanced Biofuel Plant which will be located south of Roswell, Friday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Gov. Susana Martinez joined local leaders Friday in celebrating the groundbreaking of a plant that will convert Chaves County dairy waste into biofuel.

The gathering of county, city and state officials were joined by community members along a county lane in front of AG Power Inc.’s future site, which promises to begin turning manure into money.

President of AG Power, Dewey Vaughn, said his team was exploring another project in Texas when they discovered the Chaves County opportunity. Dairy farmers were working on trying to find a way to deal with manure for the past seven years.

“You, as a community had already done a lot of the work ahead of time,” Vaughn said. “Every place we’ve turned we’ve had support.”

Vaughn credited the community for Login to read more

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