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Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Invest Half Billion Dollars to Become Largest Renewable Natural Gas Supplier in U.S.

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  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees
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  • Companies doubling investment in Align Renewable Natural GasSM (RNG) joint venture to $500 million, extending largest RNG partnership in U.S.
  • Partnership heavily investing in North Carolina, which is on track to become nation’s leading producer of agricultural RNG, as well as other RNG projects nationwide
  • Companies capturing methane from hog farms and converting it into clean, renewable energy in a form that can be used to heat homes, power businesses, and fuel vehicles
  • Expanded partnership to produce enough RNG to power 70,000 homes and businesses, and reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as taking 500,000 cars off the road or planting 40 million new trees

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