Hoffland Environmental Inc. is constructing a renewable energy project on White Oaks Farm in North Carolina, focusing on hog manure as a fuel source.

The project, "Hoffland Biogas," plans to use a process that "utilizes a state-of-the-art system of anaerobic digestion to create a biogas that, in turn, is cleaned and sent to an engine/generator that supplies power to the grid," according to the company. The result produces no air pollution and solid waste is handled on site.


The process has been used to successfully generate electricity in Europe for three years, according to Hoffland President Robert O. Hoffland.