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1 America’s Premium Pork ® Aggregating and Trading Anaerobic Digester Carbon Credits Matt Gabris – Director Environmental Affairs Premium Standard Farms, Inc. March 24, 2004 Aggregating and Trading Anaerobic Digester Carbon Credits Matt Gabris – Director Environmental Affairs Premium Standard Farms, Inc. March 24, 2004

2 America’s Premium Pork ® Who we are. Second largest hog producer in the US. Approximately 225,000 sows. Second largest hog producer in the US. Approximately 225,000 sows. Operations in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas Operations in Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas Vertically integrated producer. Own farms and processing plants. Vertically integrated producer. Own farms and processing plants. First swine producer to join the Chicago Climate Exchange First swine producer to join the Chicago Climate Exchange

3 America’s Premium Pork ® Joining the Chicago Climate Exchange 2003 PSF Joined Chicago Climate exchange 2003 PSF Joined Chicago Climate exchange $10k commitment to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions each year. $10k commitment to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions each year. Reduction of 1% first year with additional 1% each year following. Reduction of 1% first year with additional 1% each year following.

4 America’s Premium Pork ® Establishing our baseline Baseline years from Collected company wide fuel usages. Did not count carbon sequestration via land application of manure to our credit.

5 America’s Premium Pork ® Calculating credits from biogas Measured tons of methane burned (produced in digesters) x (CO2 equivalent factor). Measured tons of methane burned (produced in digesters) x (CO2 equivalent factor).

6 America’s Premium Pork ® Where we get our credits. Two Large Covered Anaerobic Digesters Treating Swine Manure (10,000 Sows & 108,000 Finishers) Two Large Covered Anaerobic Digesters Treating Swine Manure (10,000 Sows & 108,000 Finishers)

7 America’s Premium Pork ® About $10k in revenue first and second year. Low revenue due to operational issues with metering and digesters as well as carbon ton about $1/ ton. About $10k in revenue first and second year. Low revenue due to operational issues with metering and digesters as well as carbon ton about $1/ ton. Expect about $40k this year because of price increase to around $1.60 and better operation of digesters Expect about $40k this year because of price increase to around $1.60 and better operation of digesters

8 America’s Premium Pork ® S-5 10,000 Sow Site Digester Aeration Evaporation cell Flush Pull Plug IRP

9 America’s Premium Pork ® WF-1 108,000 Finishing Site 26 Barns Irrigation cell Sludge cell Aeration cell Digester Land application

10 America’s Premium Pork ® S-5 Digester Cover

11 WF-1 Digester Cover

12 America’s Premium Pork ® WF-1 Biogas Buildings

13 America’s Premium Pork ® S-5 Boiler

14 America’s Premium Pork ® WF-1 Boiler

15 America’s Premium Pork ® S-5 Biogas Blower

16 America’s Premium Pork ® WF-1 Biogas Blowers

17 America’s Premium Pork ® Compare Projected & Actual Anaerobic Effluent BOD 5 Influent, Projected 6,385 mg/l Influent, Projected 6,385 mg/l Influent Actual6,216 mg/l Influent Actual6,216 mg/l Effluent, Projected 958 mg/l Effluent, Projected 958 mg/l Effluent Actual422 mg/l Effluent Actual422 mg/l % Reduction, Projected 85% % Reduction, Projected 85% % Reduction, Actual93.4% % Reduction, Actual93.4%

18 America’s Premium Pork ® Lessons learned Projected biogas volumes are highly variable due to water usage, number of animals, diet, operator expertise. Projected biogas volumes are highly variable due to water usage, number of animals, diet, operator expertise. Don’t let carbon credit financials drive the project. Don’t let carbon credit financials drive the project. Commitment to doing the right thing and hoping the price goes up. Commitment to doing the right thing and hoping the price goes up.

19 America’s Premium Pork ® Where we are going with technology and carbon credits Committed to value added technology. Creating product with renewable fuels if possible. Committed to value added technology. Creating product with renewable fuels if possible.

20 America’s Premium Pork ® 1999 State Consent Decree Company agrees to invest $25 mm over five yrs. to develop Next Generation environmental systems Company agrees to invest $25 mm over five yrs. to develop Next Generation environmental systems Implementation of an “Expert Panel” Implementation of an “Expert Panel” Company agrees to invest $25 mm over five yrs. to develop Next Generation environmental systems Company agrees to invest $25 mm over five yrs. to develop Next Generation environmental systems Implementation of an “Expert Panel” Implementation of an “Expert Panel” Company agrees to reduce nitrogen content of effluent by 50% on larger farms Company agrees to reduce nitrogen content of effluent by 50% on larger farms Air monitoring for emissions Air monitoring for emissions Payment of $350,000 civil penalty Payment of $350,000 civil penalty Company agrees to reduce nitrogen content of effluent by 50% on larger farms Company agrees to reduce nitrogen content of effluent by 50% on larger farms Air monitoring for emissions Air monitoring for emissions Payment of $350,000 civil penalty Payment of $350,000 civil penalty 2001 EPA/CLEAN Consent Decree

21 America’s Premium Pork ® “Next Generation Technology” Odor Control Projects Odor Control Projects Barn and Lagoon Air Monitoring Barn and Lagoon Air Monitoring Nite/ Denite (AND) System at 70,000 head Farm Nite/ Denite (AND) System at 70,000 head Farm Water Reuse project at Homan Farm Water Reuse project at Homan Farm Crystal Peak Fertilizer with Anaerobic digesters Crystal Peak Fertilizer with Anaerobic digesters

22 America’s Premium Pork ® Crystal Peak Fertilizer Process

23 America’s Premium Pork ® Granulated Fertilizer Pellets From Hog Manure Sample of fertilizer from the CPF pilot project at the Homan Farm

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26 Construction photos at Valley View of Crystal Peak

27 America’s Premium Pork ® Crystal Peak Digesters and plant

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29 Processing plant powered by biogas

30 America’s Premium Pork ® Valley View CPF Plant 107,000 average finishing inventory 107,000 average finishing inventory Production of 8,674 tons per year fertilizer Production of 8,674 tons per year fertilizer Product will be charred to remove odor and pathogens Product will be charred to remove odor and pathogens Earthwork complete Earthwork complete Digester/dryer start-up this spring Digester/dryer start-up this spring Product delivery Spring 05 Product delivery Spring 05 Carbon credits traded next year Carbon credits traded next year

31 America’s Premium Pork ® CPF Advantages Reduce Odor Reduce Odor Reduce Air Emissions Reduce Air Emissions Minimize or Eliminate Irrigation Minimize or Eliminate Irrigation Eliminate Lagoons Eliminate Lagoons Minimize Spill Risk Minimize Spill Risk Eliminate Phosphorus Issue Eliminate Phosphorus Issue Capture carbon credits Capture carbon credits

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