Pork Power: Renewable Energy Source?

Electric power holding company Duke Energy is to purchase swine and poultry waste from a planned facility in North Carolina and use the methane produced to generate renewable electricity at four power stations.

“It is encouraging to see the technological advances that allow waste-to-energy projects in North Carolina to be done in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner for our customers,” David Fountain, North Carolina president of Duke Energy, said in a statement this week.


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