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Element Markets Renewable Energy’s Agreement With Monarch Bioenergy Extended for Five Additional Years

Published by The State Journal

Written by: Randall Lack

Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE)  has been awarded a five-year contract by ​ ​​​​​Monarch Bioenergy (Monarch) —​a joint venture between Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE). The contract names EMRE as the exclusive marketer for the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at Monarch’s biomethane production facilities in Northern Missouri. Monarch converts hog manure collected from Smithfield Hog Production farms in that state into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Through this joint venture, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in Missouri will have the infrastructure to produce RNG, resulting in approximately 1.3 million dekatherms annually once completed, which is the equivalent of eliminating 130,000 gasoline vehicles from the road.

 

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Missouri Hog Farm Supplies Renewable Natural Gas to City of Milan

Published by Pork Magazine

Written by: Jennifer Shike

A low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm located in northern Missouri with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline is now complete, Smithfield Foods announced. Renewable natural gas produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the natural gas transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery.

 

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Prairie Power: Roeslein Alternative Energy Moves Toward Horizon 2

Published by Missouri Prairie Journal, Vol. 40 No. 2

Written by: Brandon Butler

Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) is through its initial phase as a startup company and is now tackling the challenge of a startup’s second phase–growth. With renewable natural gas (RNG) production underway from the anaerobic digestion of animal waste, RAE continues to look to the future and implementing the plan for Horizon 2, which focuses on RNG production from the digestion of prairie plant biomass.
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Power From Pork

Partnership turns manure into money

Published in Rural Missouri, August 2019 issue

Written by Jim McCarty

Rudi Roeslein will be the first to tell you he’s no farmer, even though he owns two Missouri farms. The Austrian immigrant made his money building machinery to make beverage cans and selling it all over the world. Now 71 years old and wealthy enough to chase his dreams, Rudi has three lofty goals. He wants to find alternative sources of energy, protect the environment and create more habitat for wildlife.

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Smithfield Food and Roeslein Alternative Energy Team Up to Harvest Renewable Natural Gas from Hog Manure

Published by NEMO News

Written by: Echo Menges

On June 10, 2019, the global pork producing juggernaut and largest tax-paying entity in Sullivan County, Missouri, Smithfield Foods, and a fairly new to Sullivan County business, Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC, (RAE) invited an influential group of journalists to Milan, MO, to embark on a renewable energy show-and-tell tour.

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Smithfield and RAE Making Renewable Natural Gas

Published by Brownfield Ag News for America

Written by: Julie Harker

Smithfield Foods is a partner in making natural gas out of hog manure. Methane gas is being captured by Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) at Smithfield hog production facilities in North Missouri – which is purified and sold as renewable natural gas (RNG) to the California market. Rudi Roeslein, CEO of the energy company, tells Brownfield Ag News it’s sold on the federal market through an EPA program, “Called the D3 RIN which tries to come up with material that’s produced from cellulose and manure is actually, in 2015, qualified as a cellulosic product of renewable natural gas.”

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