The North Carolina’s 600kW largest swine waste-to-energy facility is now operating at full capacity upon successfully sustaining peak or near peak output for the past 90 days.

DVO owner and founder Steve Dvorak said anaerobic digestion offers 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."

In order to develop Storms project, AgPower Partners (APP) was launched by Prasino Group senior partner Dr. Garth Boyd had partnered with energy and real estate developer, Jeffrey Smerko.

CohnReznick Charlotte-based partner Jonathan Gross said, "The North Carolina Senate Bill 3, mandating that utilities have swine generated electricity as a small part of their total portfolio, enabled farmers like Mr. Storms to try something that would have been untenable without the incentive."

DVO has been selected by AAP to provide services for its patented Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow anaerobic digester, Martin Machinery/GenTec for its biogas engine/generator turn-key services, Barnhill Contracting for construction management and expertise, and CohnReznick for accounting and tax advisory services.