Missouri project may open door to agricultural PACE financing

Property-Assessed Clean Energy funding, an increasingly popular tool for financing commercial energy upgrades, may be coming to agriculture.

On Thursday morning, Show-Me PACE announced the completion of a comprehensive energy overhaul at a processor of free-range heritage hogs in southwest Missouri. The $4 million project is 10 times the size of the next-largest agricultural PACE project in the nation to date, according to PACENation, which tracks projects across the country.

“Agriculture has not been a big user of PACE thus far,” said PACENation’s executive director, David Gabrielson. “But we see a lot of growth potential. Projects like this one are just going to help.”

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