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Northern Missouri hog farms turn manure into energy

An impermeable cover at Smithfield Foods Hog Production's Ruckman Farm in Northwest Missouri is part of a $120 million manure-to-energy project. Roeslein Alternative Energy will capture biogas created during the anaerobic digestion of manure from nearly two million hogs annually and begin placing it into a national pipeline in Summer 2016. When complete, the project will produce approximately 2.2 billion cubic feet of pipeline quality RNG annually and prevent approximately 850,000 tons of CO2 equivalent methane from reaching the atmosphere each year. (PRNewsFoto/Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC)

An impermeable cover at Smithfield Foods Hog Production’s Ruckman Farm in Northwest Missouri is part of a $120 million manure-to-energy project. Roeslein Alternative Energy will capture biogas created during the anaerobic digestion of manure from nearly two million hogs annually and begin placing it into a national pipeline in Summer 2016. When complete, the project will produce approximately 2.2 billion cubic feet of pipeline quality RNG annually and prevent approximately

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