Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.
Bion Environmental Technologies has provided environmental treatment solutions to the agriculture and livestock industry. Bion`s patented next-generation technology provides a unique comprehensive treatment of livestock waste that achieves substantial reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus, ammonia, greenhouse and other gases, as well as pathogens, hormones, herbicides and pesticides. Bion`s process simultaneously recovers cellulosic biomass from the waste stream to produce renewable energy.
Bion`s technology enables development of large scale livestock facilities in strategic locations that provide greater efficiencies and dramatically reduced transportation costs but were previously impracticable due to their environmental impact. These environmentally-responsible large scale facilities can be integrated with existing or new food processing and renewable energy production operations to substantially reduce risk and improve the economics of all partners.
Bion's patented and proven technology platform largely eliminates the air and water pollution associated with livestock waste and simultaneously recovers significantly more renewable energy from the waste biomass than other technologies that seek to exploit this energy source. It is the ONLY technology that provides a comprehensive solution to the environmental impacts of livestock waste; it is now gaining acceptance by the US EPA and state regulatory agencies as an effective solution to one of the greatest and most immediate environmental problems in the US and world today.
Bion Services Group provides waste remediation and renewable energy production to existing livestock operations. Bion is currently focused on the Chesapeake Bay, where states that contribute excess nutrients to the Bay are being forced to reduce them under the Chesapeake Bay Program. Faced with a $1.4 billion price tag to upgrade its municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWTPs), Pennsylvania developed a nutrient trading program to help them comply with their obligations under the Program. PA MWTPs can purchase credits from livestock operators (or others that voluntarily reduce their nutrients) that can be used to offset the discharges of the MWTP. Bion has worked closely with the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Penn State University, PA Department of Agriculture, US EPA and other stakeholders to develop protocols and procedures to generate nutrient credits that meet the long-term planning requirements of PA's MWTPs and give them the ability to achieve compliance at a fraction of the cost to upgrade. Forty-five states have now implemented or are adopting nutrient trading programs.
Bion Integrated Agriculture Group will leverage Bion's ability to substantially reduce both the environmental and physical footprint of livestock operations to develop new environmentally-sustainable large-scale facilities with substantial economic advantages over their traditional counterparts. Integrated Projects can be developed in previously impracticable locations and will combine livestock/dairy production with dedicated food processing and/or biofuels production to dramatically reduce transportation and fuel costs. They will exploit the natural synergies of their activities to produce resource, operational and logistical efficiencies that reduce risk and improve profitability for all. Renewable energy produced from the livestock waste stream will be used on-site to provide the thermal energy requirements for the partners. Bion Projects will produce meat and milk products in a responsible manner, with a reduced carbon footprint and improved food safety, creating significant branding opportunities.