Nuclear Plant to Partner
by Dave Wilkins
A company that plans to build a nuclear reactor in Southern Idaho says it will partner with local dairymen to co-produce biofuels at the proposed site.
Virginia-based Alternate Energy Holdings will form a cooperative arrangement with several dairy farms to produce methane at the future Idaho Energy Complex near Grand View, the company said in a recent press release.
AEH plans to build a bio-fuel facility at the site that will convert the harmful methane gas into useful, clean energy, company officials said.
The company plans to work with DeRuyter Dairy, Happy Valley Dairy and Van Es Dairy, among others.
The Idaho Energy Complex is a proposed $3.5 billion commercial nuclear power plant/biofuel generation facility.
Excess heat from the nuclear reactor would be used to produce ethanol and methane from local crops and agricultural waste, company officials said.
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