Homes in North Carolina to Get Pig-Power

NORTH CAROLINA, US - The state's utilities are buying pig manure to produce power.
calendar icon 30 September 2010
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North Carolina's two largest electric utilities are lining up green power from methane gas that has long gone to waste, according to Charlotte Observer.

Duke Energy is testing a generating system at a 9,000-head hog farm in Boonville, about 70 miles north of Charlotte. Methane gas captured from barn wastewater will fuel a small turbine that should generate enough electricity to supply about 50 homes.

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