The transformation of the Bioenergy Innovation Center will bolster the western Sussex County economy, improve regional water quality and support local family farms. We invite you to join us at local events and learn more about our progress.
JOIN US FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
October 22, 2022
28338 Enviro Way, Seaford
The Bioenergy Innovation Center invites the community to an open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22.
Guests can tour the facility to learn about the center’s industrial composting process and expansion plans. Visitors can bring 5-gallon buckets to take home compost for their gardens.
October 29, 2022
28338 Enviro Way, Seaford
A Halloween celebration with pumpkin decorating and a trunk-and-treat will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.
BIC staff will be joined by representatives of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and Seaford High School Future Farmers of America. Attendees can learn how to keep the watershed clean, hear about how FFA members are involved in the community, and garner tips on composting and gardening.
Bioenergy Innovation Center to host public events Oct. 22, 29
October 19, 2022
The Bioenergy Innovation Center invites the community to an open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at 28338 Enviro Way, Seaford. Guests can tour the facility to learn about the center’s industrial composting process and expansion plans. Visitors can bring 5-gallon buckets to take home compost for their gardens.
“We welcome our neighbors and Sussex County residents to our Seaford site. They can learn what we do and how we do it, and see for themselves that we benefit the community and the environment,” said Monica Peterschmidt, director of community engagement.
Cape Gazette Editorial: A solution to poultry waste problem
October 14, 2022
Disposing of poultry waste is a problem Sussex County farmers and poultry processing companies have battled for decades.
There is no doubt that the farming and poultry industries are intertwined. Sussex County is the largest poultry producer in the U.S. in an industry that generates $1.7 billion and provides more nearly 29,000 jobs in Delaware. Eighty cents of every dollar earned by local farmers is related to the poultry industry. The wholesale value of chicken produced on Delmarva in 2021 was a record $4.2 billion.
Current options for disposal are not optimum for the environment.
DE Business Now Editorial: My take: Fear-mongering and converting chicken poop to natural gas
September 20, 2022
On the eve of a virtual (Zoom) public information session next week, a Maryland-based company is making a case for a chicken poop to natural gas plant near Seaford.
Bioenergy Devco may not like that description, but that’s what the company has in mind at a portion of its 200-plus-acre compositing site purchased from Perdue in 2020.
Bioenergy Devco wants to add something known as an anaerobic digester to the site that would convert poultry waste to renewable natural gas.