Montauk announces Duke partnership for North Carolina waste-to-energy facility
Montauk is constructing the Turkey Creek facility, which will use its patented near-zero emissions conversion technology, according to the firm.
Through a wholly-owned, locally focused subsidiary, Montauk will operate the project. It is designed to convert swine waste into renewable electricity, renewable natural gas and other renewable commodities such as biochar fertiliser.
The 15-year Agreements call for Duke to buy the electricity as well as the associated swine waste Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the conversion which is contracted to be up to 47,000 RECs per year once the facility is fully commissioned.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Duke on our groundbreaking swine waste-to-renewable energy project and to serve the communities of eastern North Carolina with a project expected to be beneficial to the people locally and the environment globally,” said Sean McClain, CEO of Montauk Renewables.
Once fully commissioned, the initial stage of this expandable facility, as currently envisioned, is expected to generate material amounts of renewable electricity, Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and biochar which can be used as a fertiliser.
As a result, the project initially has the potential to generate renewable energy sufficient to power more than 5,000 homes and businesses throughout eastern North Carolina and facilitate Duke in meeting its swine waste requirement under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard law in North Carolina.
Montauk is in the process of constructing the facility, and anticipates it being fully operational during the first half of 2025.