Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods, shares how efforts including hog waste-to-energy could help the world’s largest pork producer cut GHG emissions — and costs.

California Dairies Offered New Opportunities for Biogas Production

California Dairies Offered New Opportunities for Biogas Production

Dairies and agricultural companies in California have new opportunities to address methane emissions under a program encouraging the development of diary biogas in the state. Four utilities recently announced they will start accepting proposals for pilot projects that successfully capture and process biogas from dairy … Read more…

Energy Efficiency Blossoms at Michigan Greenhouse

Energy Efficiency Blossoms at Michigan Greenhouse

Micandy Gardens, a greenhouse operation in Hudsonville, MI, has taken significant steps to become energy efficient, according to Greenhouse Grower. The story says that Micandy uses three-phase variable speed pumps for its well water and the company is using double poly – with air filtration … Read more…

USDA Helping on Small, Rural Projects

USDA Helping on Small, Rural Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced that it will support 821 projects being run by small rural businesses and agricultural concerns. The projects all are aimed at reducing energy use and cutting costs. The funding, which consists of $43.2 million in loan guarantees and $11.6 million … Read more…

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