Hog industry to help generate power

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/20
By: Chen Cheng-wei and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Feb. 20 (CNA) The government is budgeting NT$2.6 billion (US$84.4 million) over four years to help Taiwan’s hog industry, including to develop biogas power generation.

Part of the budget for 2017 to 2020 will be used to help farmers who raise more than 5,000 hogs build facilities to generate power using biogas captured on their farms, said Kung Ming-hsin (龔名鑫), the deputy chief of the National Development Council (NDC).

Council of Agriculture official Lee Chun-chin (李春進) said his council has set a target for 2017 of producing 100 million kWh of power based on 1 million hogs each producing 0.3 kWh of electricity per day.    [FULL  STORY]

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