Joint Venture to Start Animal Waste-to-Energy Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 13, 2014

1 Min Read
Joint Venture to Start Animal Waste-to-Energy Anaerobic Digestion Plant

A joint venture plans to develop a $100 million project to convert animal waste to energy through anaerobic digestion at a facility in northern Missouri.

Murphy-Brown of Missouri (MBM) LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., Smithfield, Va., and Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC will develop the biogas project with the goal of optimizing alternative energy production for regional distribution, according to news release. Murphy-Brown is the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

The venture will generate biogas from MBM finishing farms in northern Missouri using anaerobic digestion technology developed and installed by Roeslein Alternative Energy.

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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