Missouri project to turn hog manure into energy
01/08/2014 12:44 PM
01/08/2014 12:49 PM
Developers of a renewable biogas project in remote north-central Missouri are hoping to turn hog manure into energy.
Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC is teaming up with Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC on the biogas project near Princeton, Mo., a small town in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the state. Plans, announced Wednesday, call for construction of the $100 million project to begin in April.
Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, is the world's largest pork producer. All those hogs create plenty of waste.
Developers say they will put that waste to good use by creating a renewable source of energy. They say the project will even help eliminate some of the odor that frequently draws complaints from those living nearby.
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