Monday, July 28, 2014

Researchers Ponder Power from Pig Methane

Eastern North Carolina is home to the densest industrial swine farming activity in the world. High concentrations of swine waste affect environmental quality, public health and property values in neighboring communities. The Kenan Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill, in close partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning and Duke University’s Carbon Offsets Initiative, is investigating the potential to utilize swine waste for electricity production and other uses. Swine waste-to-energy development can mitigate community impacts while creating new forms of revenue from on-farm electricity production. Read more »