Bion breaks ground in Indiana

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Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a developer of advanced livestock waste treatment technologies that dramatically reduce environmental impact and reclaim valuable resources, announced that it has broken ground on a small, commercial-scale Gen3Tech facility, which will be located near Fair Oaks, Indiana. Bion expects construction of the building to be completed by December 15, 2022 and waste processing equipment to be delivered by mid-January.

Successful operation of the Gen3Tech platform at Fair Oaks will demonstrate its scalability and allow for large-scale optimization of nitrogen recovery efficiencies. Operational data from the Fair Oaks facility will be used to design Bion’s first full-scale commercial project and to support certification requirements for various regulatory agencies, including the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Organic Program and the Process Verified Program ( PVP) of the USDA. establish a USDA-certified sustainable brand. The facility will also produce ammonium bicarbonate fertilizer for both commercial testing by potential joint venture partners and university growth trials.

Bion’s patented Gen3Tech is the result of more than 30 years of technology development. It is designed to mitigate environmental impact, reclaim resources that are now wasted or significantly underutilized including renewable energy and high quality fertilizer products, and produce sustainable meat products with premium brands. The system captures and stabilizes the highly volatile ammoniacal nitrogen in the waste, which today contributes to acid rain, contaminates groundwater and is a major source of nutrient runoff that drives harmful algal blooms and dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and many other US waters. Anaerobic digesters, increasingly used to extract methane from dairy (and other organic waste) waste, increase the production of this problematic ammonia.

In arid climates like California, ammonia emissions from livestock operations combine with tailpipe emissions to form PM2.5, fine, respirable particulate matter that travels deep into the respiratory tract, reaching the lungs and entering the bloodstream. Scientific studies have linked increases in daily PM2.5 exposure to increased respiratory and cardiovascular problems and deaths. The US EPA Region 9 (Pacific Southwest) is currently evaluating the control of ammonia emissions from CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations).

Craig Scott, Bion’s Director of Communications, stated, “A couple of key takeaways: First, this is the final technical step before we are ready to launch full-scale commercial projects. While we expect normal technical challenges associated with scaling, not major ones as most of these devices are already being used at scale.

Second and most importantly, we are NOT another digester company that is going to supply cow manure to a few thousand homes. Bion’s key differentiator is the comprehensive solution we offer to all environmental issues associated with animal waste – air, water and soil – not just methane and climate change. This comprehensive solution also generates multiple revenue streams, not just one. And while the climate impact needs to be addressed, we believe the more pressing issue is the industry’s direct impact on water quality and human health. In our opinion, developing anaerobic digester projects for renewable energy production without addressing ammonia/nutrient control is a ticking time bomb that will create bigger problems in the future.”

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Bion’s patented third generation technology (Gen3Tech) is designed to largely mitigate the environmental impact of factory farming and provide the consumer with a USDA certified sustainable product. The platform simultaneously recovers high-quality eco-friendly by-products of fertilizers and renewable energy that increase sales. Bion’s Gen3Tech platform can create a path to economic and environmental sustainability with “win-win” benefits for a premium sector of the $175 billion livestock industry and the consumer. Visit Bion’s website at for more information https://bionenviro.com.

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