Has Delaware found a solution to its long-running problem of ground water contamination from the waste produced by poultry plants? A new plan to convert chicken waste from a Delaware processing plant into usable compost and natural gas promises to remove nutrient-laden manure from the waste stream while capturing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and converting it to natural gas for sale to local utilities. Bioenergy DevCo, (BDC), a Maryland-based company and ABC member that has developed many similar plants in Europe, said in November it will buy a soil-composting plant near Seaford from Perdue Farms, and has entered a 20-year agreement with Perdue to process organic material from the Delaware facility, plus two others in Maryland. More >>