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As the Livestock Sector Touts Manure-to-Power Initiatives, Environmentalists Cry ‘Greenwashing’

When the world’s most significant pork producer and a big general public utility declared they would workforce up to flip hog manure from North Carolina swine farms into vitality, they billed their new partnership as a get-gain for both the businesses and the weather. 

With a $500 million determination and a not too long ago minted joint undertaking identified as Align RNG, Smithfield Foods and Dominion Power established out to capture the methane emitted from huge hog manure “lagoons,” change it into biogas—what the industries dub “renewable pure gas”—and inject that biogas into pipelines to heat properties and structures.  

The partnership, the organizations reported, would produce the major manure-to-electricity challenge in North Carolina, a state with the possible to develop into the most significant producer of livestock biogas in the region.  At the identical time, the undertaking would assistance the corporations meet up with their goals of cutting down local