Dominion Energy and partner look to transform Utah hog waste into energy

SALT LAKE CITY — The waste is piling up in landfills, from grocery stores and restaurants and stinky manure from hog and dairy farms.

What to do with it?

Dominion Energy has the answer through transforming some of that waste into renewable natural gas through a number of ways, including a $500 million corporate partnership focused on hog waste.

It is the largest renewable natural gas project in the nation, involving a partnership with Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods. In addition to that, Dominion Energy just announced it will begin turning to dairy farms as a source of renewable natural gas via a more than $200 million business relationship with Vanguard Renewables and the Dairy Farmers of America.