Duke Energy looks to power up on pig poo

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https://www.rt.com/business/344334-duke-energy-pig-poop/

US power company Duke Energy plans to buy methane gas produced from pig manure to power about nine hundred homes.

The company will buy the methane from pig farms in North Carolina. The collected gas will be treated and sent to two of Duke’s power stations through a pipeline system.

Duke Energy says it aims to generate 0.2 percent of its power from pig waste by 2021.

“That sounds like a very small fraction, but we’re talking about a relatively new technology here,” said company spokesperson Randy Wheeless, adding that the technology and the cost would come down and such projects would become more of a mainstream source of power.

The new facility will be constructed and operated by Duke’s partner Optima KV, and begin operations by next summer.

Duke’s new pig waste-to-energy project will employ digester technology installed at pig farms. Digesters hold waste in heated airtight tanks, which creates the perfect growing conditions for bacteria which consume the manure and release methane gas.

The new facility will be constructed and operated by Duke’s partner Optima KV, and begin operations by next summer.

Duke’s new pig waste-to-energy project will employ digester technology installed at pig farms. Digesters hold waste in heated airtight tanks, which creates the perfect growing conditions for bacteria which consume the manure and release methane gas.

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yay for poo..we are saved..no more fossil fuels..poo will save the planet!

“Duke Energy says it aims to generate 0.2 percent of its power from pig waste by 2021.”

*snort

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~ by seeker401 on May 30, 2016.

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