Tyson Foods announced on Jan. 7 that it partnered with natural gas service provider NW Natural to convert methane from its facilities into renewable natural gas (RNG) to heat homes and businesses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

RNG is produced from organic materials like agricultural and forestry by-products, food waste, wastewater or landfills, and is a unique and valuable form of renewable energy. It combines similar emission reduction benefits of traditional, intermittent renewables such as wind and solar with the reliability and seasonal storage capabilities of natural gas–all while capturing, cleaning and using organic material that would otherwise emit carbon into the atmosphere…

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