By: Yang Shu-min and Lee Mei-yu
Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has given financial support to three large-scale hog farms in Taiwan to turn pig waste into electricity and step up the use of alternative energy sources.
According to Wang Chung-shu (王忠恕), deputy director of the COA’s Department of Animal Industry, the agency has cooperated with the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs to support hog operators in tapping into waste-to-energy technology.
Hanbao Farm Co., a hog farm in Changhua County, is Taiwan’s pioneer in cultivating the new method. Since 2013, the company has worked with the county government to build a plant to recycle pig waste into clean water, organic fertilizer and biogas for power generation. [FULL STORY]