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Bioenergy firm acquires methane plant in Idaho

Camco Clean Energy, a global sustainable energy developer, has acquired a dung-to-electricity biogas plant in Hansen, Idaho, US for $2.9 million (€2.1 million).

Former owner Cargill spent about $8.5 million to build the Hansen biodigester and generator plant, which has been producing methane from manure since August 2008. The plant produces around 2.1MW of electricity per hour.

The biodigester converts liquid and solid manure into electricity that is used by the Idaho Power grid. By products from the process are used as fertiliser and bedding for cows.