The Winter 2017 edition of NC Pork Report, the official magazine of the North Carolina Pork Council, features the new RNG project in Duplin County that will capture methane gas from hogs and inject it into the natural gas pipeline.
The "Optima KV" project will be the first to do so in the state. The project is a collaboration between Smithfield Foods, two local farmers, investors, and Cavanaugh Associates LLC. They expect the project to be injecting into the pipeline in early 2018.
RNG Coalition member Duke Energy will buy the swine waste-derived RNG, which will help the company meet goals mandated under the state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard law.
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