With a record setting attendance of over 19,000 people visiting the International Dairy Show and Process Expo, there was ample opportunity for our Valued Business Advisors in the food processing industry to keep abreast of trends and discuss industry challenges.
Baker Tilly’s Joel Laubenstein spoke at the IDFA International Dairy Show regarding successful biogas projects for dairy and food processors. As waste stream management and growth constraints continue to be a challenge for food processors, Laubenstein was able to address possible solutions for the industry. He shared why projects are getting done and the economic, tax, and regulatory drivers behind it. He presented an overview on the latest government legislation, what happens when the tax credits expire, clarification on the recent IRS notice regarding “begun construction,” and how to ultimately evaluate a project’s viability.
This presentation shared examples of projects that Baker Tilly has been involved with and helped reach the finish line. With over 15 projects, that are either operating or under construction, representing 25 food processors and $200 million in funding, getting a biogas project done is what we specialize in.