Published by St. Louis Post Dispatch
Written by Bryce Gray
Published by Globe Newswire
Written by Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Joint Venture Transforms Manure, Prairie Plants, and Cover Crops into Renewable Natural Gas
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in Missouri will have the infrastructure to produce RNG, resulting in approximately 1.3 million dekatherms of RNG annually, which is the equivalent to eliminating 130,000 gasoline vehicles.
Published by Biomass Magazine
As of April 1, Roeslein Alternative Energy has acquired Alternate Energy Resources Group, an environmental engineering and construction firm, located in Texas. The two companies have been collaborating for several years on multiple projects throughout Northern Missouri. AERG’s experience and unique skill set will allow RAE to better serve its clients.
Published by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
The two companies have been collaborating for several years on multiple projects throughout Northern Missouri.
Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE), St. Louis, Mo., acquired Alternate Energy Resources Group (AERG), an environmental engineering and construction firm based in Corinth, Texas. The two companies have been collaborating for several years on multiple projects throughout Northern Missouri.
Published by Illinois Newsroom
Written by Erica Hunzinger
As harvest wrapped up this year and the leaves turned brilliant shades of red and yellow, two of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Smithfield Foods, announced they were pairing up on projects with environmental nonprofits.
Published by Ag Professional
Written by Sara Brown
On 1,000 acres in northwest Missouri, rolling fields filled with flowers and butterflies are the backdrop of a booming technology revolution on hog farms across the country. Acres of native pastures are just one part of Smithfield’s sustainability efforts to turn hog manure into biogas energy to heat homes across the country and further environmental sustainability goals at the same time.
Published by High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is the first food company to participate in a new program with Environmental Defense Fund and Roeslein Alternative Energy to restore key prairie habitat for monarch butterflies, as described in this video. Their efforts are helping bring back the iconic insect, which has experienced a 95 percent population decline since the 1980s and could be listed as a threatened species in June 2019.