Washington state lawmakers asked to fund manure-into-water technology

An engineer told Washington lawmakers Tuesday that public funding would spur technology to distill cow manure into dry fertilizer and clean water, making polluted runoff from dairies a problem of the past.

“Wow,” said one legislator. “Yeah, wow,” said another.

The Washington State Dairy Federation arranged back-to-back presentations to the House and Senate agriculture committees by Peter Janicki, CEO of Janicki Bioenergy in Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

Read more about this Alliance endorsed project at the Capital Press.

Photo:  Peter Janicki and Sara Van Tassel of Janicki Bioenergy by Don Jenkins, Capital Press.