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Duke Targets Cow Poop in Its First Renewable Gas Investment (1)

July 30, 2020, 3:45 PM

Duke Energy Corp. has seen the future and it smells of cow manure.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based utility giant has made its first investment in renewable gas, a source of fuel that’s tiny relative to the vast natural gas industry but also one that’s growing fast as more companies recognize its environmental benefits.

Duke has taken a minority stake in SustainRNG, a company that plans to capture bovine emissions of methane on dairy farms in the Southwest with the potential scale up nationwide. SustainRNG’s first farm-based project is slated to start in late 2021 and the gas will be...

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