Duke Energy to use pork and poultry waste

CHARLOTTE, NC – Duke Energy will use captured methane gas from swine and poultry waste bought at a planned facility in eastern North Carolina to generate renewable electricity at four power plants.

The exact location has yet to be announced, but Carbon Cycle Energy will build and own the facility, and it’s expected to be in eastern North Carolina.

"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," said David Fountain, Duke Energy president - North Carolina.