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250 Attend Opening Of Turkey-Litter Power Plant
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More than 250 dignitaries and guests were on hand Friday for the ceremonial grand opening of the first poultry litter-fired power plant in the United States.

The 55-megawatt Fibrominn plant uses turkey litter as its main fuel.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this western Minnesota town of Benson should be proud to host such a unique, nationally renowned plant.

"There's gold in that there turkey manure," Pawlenty said. "You are turning something no one wants into something that everyone needs."

Fibrominn CEO Rupert Fraser thanked the dozens of government officials as well as private businesses who helped make the $202 million plant a reality. Als...

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Posted Fri, Oct 12 2007 7:37 PM by WCCO-TV - Minnesota's Breaking News, Video, Weather, Traffic and Sports: Local News

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