Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Pork Producer Smithfield Foods Launches Renewable Energy Unit

Virginia-based pork producer Smithfield Foods announced the launch of Smithfield Renewables, a new environmental initiative to accelerate the company’s carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts, GlobalMeatNews.com reported. Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion company, is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The new renewables … Read more…

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

The Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $6.8 million from investors for a dynamic two-sided marketplace that helps corporations purchase clean power, GeekWire reported. The platform could make it easier for smaller corporations to buy solar, wind, and other kinds of renewable energy. LevelTen Energy, … Read more…

From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

From Manure to Energy: Michigan Tech Releases Study on Repurposing Wasted Gas

  Chemical engineers at Michigan Tech University have released a study examining the carbon footprint of redirecting methane into a usable energy source. The study, published in the journal “Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy,” analyzed anaerobic digestion, or the composting of organics without air, and … Read more…

Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation for Massachusetts Planned

Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation for Massachusetts Planned

ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric announced plans this week for a 3-megawatt utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts that they say will be the largest in the state once completed. The new installation project calls for a series of batteries at the … Read more…

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

New Jersey Sewage Treatment Plant To Trade Effluent for Energy

In an unusual deal, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority just launched a project to send effluent from wastewater treatment to a local power plant in exchange for electricity, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The agreement is expected to help the New Jersey facility become energy … Read more…

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he wants to install Ohio’s largest municipally-sponsored solar panel project within two years, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If the project succeeds, it could generate 20% of the electricity required for city operations, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor’s solar … Read more…

From Scrap Wood to Steam: How Procter & Gamble is Using Renewable Energy to Make Toilet Paper

From Scrap Wood to Steam: How Procter & Gamble is Using Renewable Energy to Make Toilet Paper

Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, today announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G’s largest US facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G’s Albany, Georgia, … Read more…

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