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WHEATFIELD – Quasar Energy Group announced Friday that it will conduct a public information meeting to explain its plans for storage of high-nitrogen byproducts from its biomass power plant, which is about to come online on Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 in American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road. Company officials will discuss their project and why they need fertilizer lagoons to store the byproduct, which is a powerful fertilizer.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation bars eating of any fruit or vegetable that touched soil spread with the material, called “equate,” until 38 months after the application. Cattle are allowed to graze on the land within 30 days, however.

The company’s plant extracts methane gas from food waste and sewage sludge and uses it to power a generator to produce electricity.

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