Oregonís Stahlbush Island Farms Launches First-of-Its-Kind Biogas Plant, July 17, 2009

"CORVALLIS, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stahlbush Island Farms, a national
leader in sustainable agriculture and food production, has begun full
operations of the first-of-its-kind Biogas Plant in North America. The
power plant will provide enough electricity for approximately 1,100
homes, nearly twice what the farm and food processing plant uses in a
year. The 10 million dollar project took fourteen months to complete and
is operated by Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc.

The cutting edge Biogas plant supports Stahlbush Island Farmsí goal of
minimizing its carbon footprint and gaining energy independence through
the creation of a renewable, on-farm energy source. A recent innovation
in the United States, and most commonly associated with dairy
operations, anaerobic digesters have been creating green energy in
Europe for decades. This is the first plant in North America, built with
state-of-the-art engineering and design techniques for the purpose of
creating biogas from fruit and vegetable by-product.

Stahlbush Island Farms is an environmentally-friendly farm and food
processor committed to sustainable agriculture. The farm currently grows
vegetables and fruits on nearly 5,000 acres of land and has practiced
sustainable farming and food processing for nearly 25 years."

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