Pig manure pavement glue pays off for swine producers
Pig manure can be turned into an adhesive for use in asphalt as a replacement for petroleum-based products. Swine producers can benefit when they dispose of their manure with the engineers who developed the adhesive technology. Bio-Adhesive Alliance is approximately six month from having the first batch of mass-produced adhesive ready for use, said Elham Fini of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Ultimately, the process ends up a win-win for farmers. Farmers can get rid of manure regardless of the season and reduce the size of their waste lagoons, which can help with environmental regulations, land costs and infrastructure needs. Read entire article here.