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West Louisville Community Benefits

West Louisville to receive $5 million in community benefits from biodigester project
Historic building, land near Bernheim Distillery to serve as education campus;
Grant fund to support education, job training, entrepreneurship

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STAR Energy pledges 85% of organic waste to come from local sources

LOUISVILLE (Sept. 24, 2015) – STAR Energy today pledged to get 85 percent of the organic waste needed for its planned energy-creating biodigester near Heaven Hill Brands’ Bernheim Distillery from sources in west Louisville.
The company, which will get more than 70 percent of the organic waste for the 17th and Maple biodigester from next door at the Heaven Hill distillery, agreed to seek at least half of the remaining food waste, fats and oils and other organic material from existing west Louisville sources.

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EPA plans Louisville visit on biodigester project

Mayor Greg Fischer has lined up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help inject some more science, technology and environmental policy into Louisville's debate over the process of making methane from food wastes. Read more at The Courier-Journal.

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