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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:13 PM

Access To Pig Manure-Powered Energy Grows In Northern Missouri

Hog producer Smithfield Foods has completed its third pipeline in Missouri to transport natural gas derived from pig manure.

The company announced Monday that it finished building a pipeline that connects one of its farms to Milan, a city located 130 miles north of Columbia. Smithfield farms also built pipelines for two other northern Missouri cities, Bethany and Princeton. The latest pipeline means more than 6,000 residents will now receive natural gas from pig manure.

Capturing gas from pig manure is a key part of the pork producer’s goal to reduce 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions it produced in 2010 by 2025. Many of the company’s farms capture the methane and carbon dioxide created from pig manure, said Kraig Westerbeek, senior director of Smithfield Renewables and Hog Production Environmental Affairs.

“Capturing those emissions is clearly the biggest benefit from these projects,” Westerbeek said.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/access-pig-manure-powered-energy-grows-northern-missouri

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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. Northern Missouri is full of renewable energy.

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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:20 PM

2. what do they do with the rest of the waste? nt

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