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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Tom Butler

Tom Butler
Owner / Manager
Butler Farms


Tom Butler Sr. is the owner and manager of Butler Farms where they take pride in their quality pork renewable energy. He was born in Harnett County on the family farm, educated in local schools and attended East Carolina University, majoring in Science with a minor in Biology.

Tom has been a contract pork producer since 1995 and involved in Anaerobic Digesters since 2007. He is a pioneer and innovator of swine waste to electric systems on small farms in North Carolina. On his farm he has been doing research and development of earthen, covered, lined, mixed mesophilic/anaerobic digester. In addition, research on hydrogen sulphide scrubber, bio gas chiller, bio gas dryers and CO2, CH4 sequestration since 2008.