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Green power in pig farms

2017-12-12

  In order to encourage pig farms to generate electricity with biogas, Bureau of Energy has raised the electricity rate to NT$5.0087 per kilowatt hour in 2017, and the COA has lowered the interest rate of Policy-Oriented Special Agricultural Loan to 1.04% while the loan limit increase from NT$10 million to NT$30 million. According to “Directions of Electricity-Generating Reward and Subsidy for Pig Farms,” different reward schemes and subsidies for pig farms based on various scales are on going. In addition, expert counseling group was set up to carry onsite visit to pig farms with more than 5,000 pigs and assist to solve relevant issues. Currently 38 pig farms were equipped with power generator, in a total of 340,000 pigs.