In North Carolina, Hog Waste Is Becoming A Streamlined Fuel Source

Casey Collins, Duke University energy manager, inspects a boiler at the West Campus Steam Plant. Soon, these boilers will run on swine biogas instead of natural gas.

North Carolina isn’t rich in coal, natural gas or oil, but it has more hogs than nearly any other state. And for years, scientists and farmers have been trying to turn swine biogas into electricity.

(Image credit: James Morrison/WUNC)