by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

From Pig to Pump – Smithfield Tackles Sustainability

Published by Ag Annex
Written by Diane Mettler

What happens when you bring an alternative energy company and pig farms together? Well if the farm owner is Smithfield Foods Hog Production in northern Missouri, which finishes two million pigs a year, and the energy company is Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), the answer is a lot of renewable natural gas.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

Could Restoring Prairie Grasses Improve Water Quality and Reduce Flooding?

Published by Fox 2 Now St. Louis
Written by Chris Higgins

KIRKSVILLE,  MO (KTVI) – Scientists from the University of Missouri are conducting extensive research on a farm northwest of Kirksville to see if restoring some of the state’s native prairie grasses could dramatically improve the health of our waterways and reduce the magnitude of river flooding in the future.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

Governor’s Youth Hunt participant hooked for life with the help of Rudi Roeslein.

Published by Conservation Federation of Missouri

Written by Brandon Butler

Chris Brown had never turkey hunted before. As a sixth grade boy at Fayette Middle School, that left him in a minority. So when he asked me if I’d take him turkey hunting, I didn’t hesitate a second before telling him I’d be proud to. What he didn’t know was my plan included more than just hunting.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project.

Written by Associated Press, posted originally on AP News. Also posted in Farm Forum, Washington TimesSociety of Environmental Journalists, San Diego Union-Tribune, BakkenCincinnati, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

ALBANY, Mo. (AP) — One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

Natural Gas from Pig Manure Project Underway in Missouri

Written by OK Energy Today

A Missouri-based renewable energy company says it hopes to have operational by 2016 a Renewable Natural Gas system using manure from hog farms in the Midwest. Roeslein Alternative Energy made the announcement this week at Ruckman Farm, one of the nine Smithfield Foods Missouri hog production facilities involved in the largest livestock manure project of its kind.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

St. Louis RNG facility, RAE, expects mid-2016 startup.

Published by Renewable Energy 

The $120-million project will convert hog manure and biomass into renewable natural gas.

St. Louis-based Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) has announced that a turnkey facility to create and inject large quantities of renewable natural gas (RNG) into the national grid system, created from a large concentrations of finishing hogs in the Midwest, will be operational by mid-2016.

Read more

by RoesleinAE RoesleinAE

Key Phase Underway in $120 Million Manure to Energy Project.

Installation of Biogas Technology Will Create Renewable Natural Gas at Smithfield Foods’ Ruckman Farm by Mid-2016

Albany, MO (October 30, 2015) – Roeslein Alternative Energy announced the turnkey facility to create and inject large quantities of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) into the national grid system, created from one of the largest concentrations of finishing hogs in the Midwest, will be operational by mid-2016. The announcement took place during an event at Ruckman Farm, one of the nine Smithfield Foods Missouri hog production facilities involved in the largest livestock manure-to-energy project of its kind.

Read more