‘Cow pies processed in a small Nebraska town may soon be helping to lower the price at the pump.
The Genesis plant near Mead is the first to combine a feed lot operation in its production of ethanol.
“The manure is used to produce bio gas,” said Brian Barber, of E-3 Biofuels.
That gas fires the boilers needed to make ethanol, and the bi-produced from that creates distiller’s grain that is then feed back to the cattle.
“This is truly a historic event,” said CEO Dennis Langley.
At a dedication ceremony on Thursday, Langley said his company’s patented closed-loop system is 12 times more efficient than any other fuel source in the world.’