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Dominion Energy and Smithfield complete methane-to-natural gas project in Utah

Energy producer Dominion Energy and US pork giant Smithfield Foods have completed a renewable gas project that converts methane from hog farming to renewable natural gas.

10 December 2020, at 9:51am

Reuters reports that the companies said that the project, executed through their joint venture Align Renewable Natural Gas, is the first large-scale effort in Utah to capture hog farming's methane emissions and convert them for use in homes, businesses and transportation.

"At full capacity, the project will produce enough RNG to heat more than 3,000 homes and businesses and reduce annual emissions from participating farms by more than 100,000 metric tons," the companies said in a statement, also touting the benefits of lower costs for farmers to manage manure.

Smithfield Foods is a fully owned unit of Hong Kong-based WH Group, the world's largest pork producer.

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