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Renewable energy aim for North Carolina project

By Joe Whitworth , 08-Nov-2013

Revolution Energy Solutions (RES) has started its inaugural North Carolina anaerobic digestion project.

The farm-based biogas project, called NC-1, transforms swine waste streams into a source of energy.

As the second largest pork producing state in the country, North Carolina generates 40 million gallons of swine manure a day.

The project processes waste from livestock on farms and organic feedstock materials such as food waste, fats, greases and oils and municipal waste streams.

It can generate air and water quality benefits, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, pathogen destruction, hydrogen sulfide emission reductions and waste stream utilization.

"Not only are we generating significant electricity and employment opportunities, we are greatly enhancing the farm’s existing waste management system to improve processing and create previously unachievable environmental benefits,” said Alan Tank, co-founder and CEO of Revolution Energy Solutions.

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