There are those who assert that anything is made better by the addition of bacon. And there are those who assert that anything made using clean-energy is superior. Well just imagine if you combine those two principles.
That’s what Russ Kremer is doing, more or less, with an all-natural pork processing plant that will “capture and reprocess the farm’s waste, rather than dumping it, and will have a biodiesel plant to make its own fuel to run its generators.” This to go along with wind and solar power.
Corvus Energy put out a press release about this most-noble endeavor by the fifth-generation Missouri hog farmer. Corvus is supplying the 400-500 killowat-hour battery pack that Kremer will use to store the power produced from his various renewable sources.
Kremer began his trek toward a more enlightened approach to hog growing after he was nearly killed by a bacterial infection he contracted when he was gored by one of his boars. He ditched the antiobiotic, animal byproduct-laden industrial feed and over time built the Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative and later Heritage Acre Foods. He was featured in the film “Fresh,” about the effort to create a healthier, more sustainable food-production system.
No word on when the processing plant will open for operation, but Kremer has a coalition of 52 family farmers who, according to the press release, “are hell bent on ensuring that their entire manufacturing chain is as healthy and environmentally friendly as possible.”
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