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Proposed Plan to Discard Waste from Yogurt Production

 
Posted July 24th, 2014 @ 6:44am

New York yogurt and cheese makers produce millions of pounds each year of a byproduct known as acid whey.  Some gets mixed into animal feed, but most gets trucked away for safe disposal. New York Senator Chuck Schumer is proposing a 30 percent federal tax credit for the producers to install biodigesters at their plants that will turn the byproduct into methane gas. Schumer says that could be a significant energy source  plus revenue now that Greek-style yogurt is such a booming business in New York.

Senator Schumer says producers who buy in can save the waste disposal costs and use the gas to heat their buildings.

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