Northern Missouri hog farms will produce biogas

A Smithfield Foods subsidiary on Monday announced a $100 million joint venture to turn hog manure into energy at its farms in northern Missouri.

Murphy-Brown of Missouri, formerly called Premium Standards Farms, is providing the manure to produce biogas, a fuel similar to natural gas. Roeslein Alternative Energy is providing the management and has engaged an investment banking firm to underwrite the project’s financing.

[Kansas City Star]