Smithfield Renewables Projects
Through our innovative partnerships with Dominion Energy and Roeslein Alternative Energy, we are pioneering the business of capturing methane on our hog farms, converting it into RNG and delivering it to power homes, businesses and transportation vehicles. We aim to implement RNG projects across 90% of our hog-finishing spaces in Utah, North Carolina and Virginia and nearly all in Missouri by 2028. To complement the renewable energy efforts on our farms, we have implemented methane capture and reuse systems at four of our facilities in Grayson, Kentucky; Milan, Missouri; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Tar Heel, North Carolina. At Tar Heel, we launched a wastewater-to-RNG project in 2020, one of our largest renewable energy projects involving wastewater to date and our first in North Carolina. Developed in partnership with Duke Energy
, LLC, it is producing RNG to power more than 2,000 homes in the surrounding area each year.