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Smithfield Foods Marches Forward with Renewable Energy Projects

New renewable natural gas infrastructure installations to begin in multiple states
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SMITHFIELD, Va., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the construction of new biogas gathering systems in Missouri and Utah, which bring the company steps closer to delivering renewable natural gas (RNG) to communities in multiple states using manure from its hog farms.

Smithfield Foods Senior Director of Smithfield Renewables Honored for Environmental Efforts

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Environment and Energy Leaders Institute recognized Kraig Westerbeek, senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs, as an Environment + Energy 100 honoree.

The 4 Critical Steps to Climate Leadership

Smithfield Foods takes strides in reducing supply chain greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025
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Last month, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, pledged to install manure lagoon covers and digesters on 90 percent of its hog finishing capacity in three states. The commitment includes Smithfield’s own operations, contract farms, as well as opportunities for other integrators to join. This will help Smithfield exceed its goal of reducing supply chain greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025.

Smithfield Foods Video: A Landmark Investment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 25 Percent by 2025

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“When we set an objective, we go big at Smithfield Foods to achieve it. This announcement is the culmination of decades spent studying and perfecting the commercial viability of ‘manure-to-energy’ projects. Our investment in these projects underscores our longstanding commitment to sustainability, as well as our promise to produce good food in a responsible way,” said Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield Foods Announces Landmark Investment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Global food company expands “Manure-To-Energy” and other renewables projects in North Carolina, Missouri, and Utah
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October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield Foods Announces Partnership with Anuvia™ Plant Nutrients to Develop and Market Bio-Based Sustainable Fertilizer Products

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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Anuvia Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield’s hog farms. This project is part of Smithfield Renewables, the company’s new platform dedicated to unifying and accelerating its carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts.

Smithfield Foods Announces New, Industry-Leading Environmental Initiative, Smithfield Renewables

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SMITHFIELD, Va., Oct. 12, 2017 /3BLMedia/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today the launch of Smithfield Renewables, a new platform within the organization that will unify, lead and accelerate the company’s industry-leading carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts. Smithfield Renewables will ensure the company meets its environmental commitments including its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025.

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