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Missouri hog farms to produce biogas


December 30, 2013, Princeton, MO — A Smithfield Foods subsidiary has announced a joint venture to turn hog manure into energy at its farms in northern Missouri.

Murphy-Brown of Missouri is providing the manure to produce biogas, a fuel similar to natural gas. Roeslein Alternative Energy will manage the project and secure financing for the $100-million project. Murphy-Brown, the world’s largest pork producer, was formerly called Premium Standards Farm. READ MORE