Mantauk Sees New Life For Swine Waste

Montauk Renewables Inc. is constructing the Turkey Creek facility to convert swine waste into renewable energy.

Montauk Renewables Inc. has signed a renewable energy certificate (REC) agreement with Duke Energy for Montauk’s proposed waste-to-renewable energy facility in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Montauk is constructing the Turkey Creek facility, which is designed to convert swine waste into renewable electricity, renewable natural gas (RNG), and other renewable commodities such as biochar fertilizer. The 15-year agreements call for Duke to buy the electricity as well as the associated swine waste RECs from the conversion which is contracted to be up to 47,000 RECs per year once the facility is fully commissioned.

The project initially has the potential to generate renewable energy sufficient to power more than 5000 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 in Turkey, North Carolina, and anticipates being fully operational during the first half of 2025.