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New York state grants millions to biogas project

Genesee Biogas has received a $2 million (€1.4 million) state grant to build a manufacturing plant in Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park, New York, US.

The initial design of the plant is reported to be complete, and the facility will be located on three to four acres on a seven-acre parcel of land in the 200-acre business park.

CH4 Biogas, which owns Genesee Biogas, converts organic waste such as cow manure and acid whey into electricity, which is sold to New York independent system operators.

Vice president of CH4 Biogas Lauren Toretta says that the company applied for the grant over the summer, and that the $2 million will be used to build the project. The grant was part of New York governor Andrew Cuomo's Funding Application Program, which granted millions to Genesee County businesses.