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Camco breaks ground on 4.5MW biogas plant

In Idaho, US, Camco International, a developer of emission reductions and clean energy projects, has broke ground on its $25 million (€17.65 million) dairy biogas plant.

Scheduled for completion in the first half of 2012, the plant will generate 4.5MW of power from cow dung through anaerobic digestion.

At the plant's groundbreaking ceremony Yariv Cohen, the president of Camco, said: 'The USDA target has outlined potential to roll out anaerobic digestion across 8,000 farms with potential generation of over 1,500MW in the US and we are in a pole position to lead this effort.'

The company has already signed a purchase agreement for the power it will produce, due to expire in 20 years' time. Camco is reported to also have contracts in place with companies looking to acquire its sterilised fibre.

'Camco is rapidly accelerating its activities globally in 2011 and this achievement, together with recent achievements in China, demonstrates the company's regionally led strategy of our teams on the ground,' adds Cohen.