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Hog Waste Powers North Carolina County

Methane gas from pig waste is being used to power Harnett County, NC homes and businesses.

Local farmer Tom Butler developed the solution when neighbors complained his hogs were causing an odor to permeate to nearby homes. Butler first began powering his own operation before partnering with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives.

Now that a network has been established, his farm is able to produce enough electricity to keep 28 homes lit for "several hours."

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