Local protest against Biogas plant in La Sueure (US)

The Hometown BioEnergy plant in Le Sueur turns farm and food industry waste into methane to generate electricity, however besides electricy it procures a lot of smell and local people are not happy with that.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources agricultural residues, industrial residues
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords stop bioenergy
References http://www.startribune.com/slow-stinky-start-to-le-sueur-minn-green-energy-project/333334521/
Start date 2013
End date 2015
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Local people are not happy with biogas plant which is in their opinion barely produces any electricity out of biogas, but definitely has a strong destructive smell
Barriers for dialogue The facility has serious technical problems and produces only 12% of its max capacity, however the strong smell is annoying to locals. The investro and government (co-investor) are slow in problem resolution
Forums for dialogue joint dialog with the locals and resolving the problem
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation the locals have to come with constructive proposals to investors to resolve the conflict