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New Belgium’s Biomass Sludge Smell Annoying Neighbors

 New Belgium Brewing works hard at being “Green.”  The but with anything in nature, breaking things down is a stinky job.  Some residents of Fort Collins are finding this out the hard way.

The biomass sludge, bacteria rich material that New Belgium is using to treat wastewater from brewing.  The brewery says they are brewing more, and the Bryan Simpson from NB had this to say:

“The best that we’re hoping for, and the presumption is, that we’ve turned the corner on this and it’s only going to get … the smell will be reduced day by day as we go forward,”

“Brussel Sprouts and horse poop” was the best description of the stench. [DenverChannel]