Nevada's First Biodigester Starts Construction

Fri Oct 2, 2009 3:59pm EDT

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Will Turn Waste into Clean Energy

YERINGTON, Nev., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A Minden subsidiary of Carbon Bank
Ireland Ltd., Desert Hills Dairy Biodigester, LLC (DHDB), has begun plans and
acquired land to construct the first biodigester in the State of Nevada at
Desert Hills Dairy in Wabuska, near Yerington, Nevada.

The biodigester will capture methane from the effluent from dairy cattle to
generate clean electrical energy, highly nutritious and non-toxic liquid
fertilizer, a  mulch by-product and enough power to run both the digester and
the dairy. 

"Desert Hills is the largest and best managed dairy in Northern Nevada", said
Dr. Michael Ganz, CEO of the new company.  "We will use proven digester
technology developed by GHD, Inc. in Wisconsin to obtain maximum yields from
this installation."

Methane produced from dairy cattle has a greenhouse gas warming effect 21
times carbon dioxide.  A herd of 10,000 cows can produce as much as a billion
cubic feet of methane annually, according to studies performed at the
University of Texas and from statistics compiled by the Midwest Rural Energy

"At a time when the Nevada dairy industry has been severely damaged by the
recession, income from a biodigester can make the difference between economic
profitability and failure," Dr. Ganz added. 

Carbon Bank Ireland Ltd., the parent of the Minden-headquartered company,
recently signed an agreement with the Chinese banking conglomerate, CITIC
Group to harvest carbon credits earned in China to be sold globally to 
companies motivated to reduce their carbon footprints. 

Carbon Bank Ireland, Ltd. intends to use the DHDB digester technology to
construct 11 new biodigesters in Shanghai PRC. 

Bill McCann, Board Chairman of Carbon Bank Ireland said, "We will encourage
the management of DHDG to sell the biogas or electricity from the biodigester
to utilities which offers the best price. As a Nevada-based company, we are
hoping that NV Energy can match purchase prices already offered by PG&E and
Southwest Gas." Today DHDG filed a 'request for proposal' with NV Energy to
sell electricity to that utility.

Carbon Bank Ireland Ltd. is represented by William J. Raggio, Esq. and John
Desmond  Esq. of Jones Vargas, LLP, and Price Coopers.

For further information

Carbon Bank Ireland (CBI) is a privately owned company domesticated in the
Republic of Ireland. For further information:  email

SOURCE  Carbon Bank Ireland

Marlene Olsen, +1-775-829-2810,, for Carbon Bank Ireland
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