Duke Today Podcast: Waste-to-Power Project Generates Interest

A research project in rural Yadkin County, N.C., could be a promising step toward sustainable energy production and environmental protection.

Working with a local farmer, Duke developed an innovative system to convert swine waste methane into electrical power, which could offer potential benefits for farmers and other members of the community. The project, a collaboration between Duke University, Duke Energy and Google, could provide clean water for crop irrigation and address the environmental problem of open-waste lagoons.

Tatjana Vujic, director of Duke's Carbon Offsets Initiative, describes the process and explains its benefits.