Waste comes in, and after five months, fine organic soil goes out. To be specific, ABC member Bioenergy Devco (BDC) takes 30,000 tons of poultry bath and hatchery waste from Perdue Farms on the Delmarva Peninsula and composts it on a large scale at its new facility just south of Seaford. BDC CEO Shawn Kreloff envisions taking production one step further by constructing an anaerobic digester at the property his company bought in late 2019, extracting natural gas from the same poultry waste as part of a deal with Chesapeake Utilities. After hours of public testimony in February, the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the project’s approval on March 11. The project now heads to another public hearing before the Sussex County Council on March 16. More >>