Nature Energy lays out its plans for bio-gas plant
By Reed Anfinson
Officials from Danish firm Nature Energy met with area residents during an open house at the Benson Golf Club May 19 to answer questions about its plant for the construction of a bio-gas facility.
The plant would be constructed on the former Fibrominn power plant site at Benson’s western edge. Its plant would help replace part of the $832,000 in local property taxes lost when the power plant was shut down.
In September 2020, the City of Benson and Nature Energy signed a letter of intent to work together to pursue the firm’s construction of the bio-gas plant that would use renewable agricultural waste products like dairy manure, turkey litter, and food processing waste.
Since then, the city and Nature Energy have worked steadily on plans for the eventual construction of the biogas plant in Benson. It would be the first Nature Energy plant in the U.S., with the company planning to build others.
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