The 600kW facility is claimed to be the North Carolina’s largest swine waste-to-energy system operating at full capacity.

The project has been developed by a team of APP, DVO, Martin Machinery/GenTec, Barnhill Contracting and CohnReznick.
DVO provided its patented Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow anaerobic digester while Martin Machinery offered biogas engine/generator services for the project.

Barnhill Contracting was responsible for construction management, while CohnReznick was responsible for accounting and tax advisory services.

The plant has been in near constant operation since it came on line on 4 October 2013, and has sustained peak or near peak output for the last three months.

DVO owner and founder Steve Dvorak said anaerobic digestion presents many benefits far beyond power generation.

"Our digesters reduce greenhouse gas emissions from stored and land-distributed farm wastes by roughly 90%," Dvorak added.

"Pathogens in farm waste, including e-coli and salmonella, are reduced so much that they are almost undetectable, and our new nutrient recovery technologies allow for the practical removal of additional phosphorus and ammonia nitrogen."