NM county OKs manure biofuel plant

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Associated Press

Posted on September 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Sep 22 at 8:00 AM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico county is putting it hopes in cow manure.

KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18JyjlG) that Chaves County commissioners approved a bond this week that paves the way for a company to start processing livestock manure into usable fuel.

Officials say the $20 million bond will allow a bio-gas company to start transforming the dairy waste into a form of natural gas. They say the manure and bio-fuel will ultimately be funneled via pipeline to California and help create jobs in New Mexico.

Nature's Dairy Farm owner Jerry Greathouse says piles of manure on Roswell farms go unused.

Commissioner will meet Oct. 17 to approve the final project.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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