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Biomass plant opens in SW Iowa

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SHENANDOAH (KWWL) -

A grand opening is being held for a southwest Iowa project that was developed to commercialize advanced technologies for the growing and harvesting of algae biomass. 

The grand opening of BioProcess Algae LLC's Phase 2 Grower Harvester Bioreactor Project is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Shenandoah. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the scheduled keynote speaker.  The venture is a partnership between CLARCOR Inc., which is a global provider of filtration productions, BioProcessH20 LLC, a wastewater purification technology company, and Green Plains Renewable Energy, the nation's fourth largest ethanol producer with nine plants in Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska and Tennessee.

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