TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Power Corporation (Nasdaq: EPG), a leader in the renewable bioenergy industry, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Microgy, Inc., has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Organix, Inc., of Walla Walla, Washington, to produce a peat alternative, RePeet(TM), using solids recovered from selected Microgy anaerobic digestion facilities.
"This is a very exciting alliance," said Rich Kessel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Power. "This arrangement allows Environmental Power to produce another high-value product from waste streams, in addition to our premium-based Renewable Natural Gas (RNG(R)). We are looking forward to working with Organix to identify appropriate sites and produce RePeet(TM)."
Organix is the creator of RePeet(TM), a renewable and responsible peat moss alternative made entirely from anaerobically digested dairy manure. The company's patent pending FibeRite system converts the residual into the market ready peat substitute. Peat is a soil amendment that is found in almost every horticultural soil mix and potted plant in North America. Peat and peat replacement products typically have much higher market value versus standard compost materials. Most of the peat moss used in the U.S. comes from Canada and is subject to high transportation costs, short harvest windows and adverse weather that can significantly impede peat extraction.
A typical large scale Microgy RNG(R) project can produce 40,000 to
70,000 cubic yards of RePeet(TM) product per year, with associated revenues
to the company dependent on specific project arrangements. RePeet(TM) is
produced for local and regional landscapers, nurseries and
|SOURCE Environmental Power Corporation|
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