Duke Energy inks second deal for swine waste power

Company to buy captured methane gas from swine farms in North Carolina and use it to generate renewable energy at two power plants.

Duke Energy announced May 24 that it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The planned project will be at farms in Kenansville, N.C.

The project will use captured methane gas to generate carbon-neutral renewable electricity at two power stations. Optima KV will construct a digester at each farm and pipe the captured methane gas to a centralized facility, where it will be cleaned to pipeline-quality specifications and injected into

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