NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that on Monday, January 26, 2009, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved a $7.8 million loan to Bion PA 1, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.). Proceeds from the loan will be used to construct Bion's previously announced Kreider Farms dairy project in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Bion release: http://www.biontech.com/news/pressreleases/release20080929.php).
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced on Monday a $94 million investment in water infrastructure that included the loan to Bion for "the construction of a livestock waste treatment facility at Kreider Farms that will reduce both nitrogen and phosphorous emissions to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The project is expected to generate a significant number of tradable nutrient credits that could be sold to other entities within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help them comply with their own discharge limits for nitrogen and phosphorous." The complete press release issued by Governor Rendell's office can be viewed on the web at http://www.ctbpls.com/www/PA/library/2009/2009012682.HTM.
This is the first project approved by the PENNVEST Board that supports waste treatment infrastructure at a CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) for the purpose of generating nutrient credits. Based on this approval, Bion will move forward with engineering and permitting for the Kreider project while finalizing definitive agreements with PENNVEST.
Over the past two years, Bion has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and representatives from
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