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Power of the Pig: Roeslein Joint Venture Invests $45M into Hog Manure Energy Project

Published by St. Louis Business Journal, Feb. 2, 2020

Written by Erik Siemers

A joint venture involving St. Louis-based Roeslein Alternative Energy is investing another $45 million into a bioenergy plant in Missouri that captures methane from hog manure and converts it into renewable natural gas.

MONARCH BIOENERGY, a partnership between Roeslein and a renewable energy division of Smithfield Foods Inc., is building on several manure-to-energy projects in operation across five of the $15 billion Virginia-based food company’s hog farms in northern Missouri and gets it closer to equipping all seven of its farms with the ability to produce natural gas.