Potential bio-energy boon for Blue Lake Milling

CORN YOU BELIEVE IT?: Ben Abbott (left) and Jon Ey are hoping to get funds for a Bio Energy generator.

CORN YOU BELIEVE IT?: Ben Abbott (left) and Jon Ey are hoping to get funds for a Bio Energy generator.

Independent candidate for the seat of MacKillop, Jon Ey, has met with the CEO of Blue Lake Milling, Ben Abbott, to discuss the business’s bid to fund a Bio Energy generator.

Blue Lake Milling currently spends $80,000 a month on electricity. 

With a Bio Generator, the organisation would be able to power their 24-hour operation through a process known as ‘anerobic digestion’. 

Anerobic digestion would involve using water to break down the bacteria in corn husks, which would then create biologically safe gas which powers the generator. 

With an excess of thousands of tonnes of corn husks every year, Blue Lake would be able to not only power their whole site, but also provide clean energy back to the grid.

If elected, Mr Ey has stated that he would ensure that Blue Lake Milling were successful in their bid (for two million), to be able to start work on the Bio Energy generator (which costs nine million).

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