06/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

College Students Get Trashed -- Er, Get Energy From Trash

The project just completed is known as EcoLine and uses purified methane gas from a nearby landfill. Nothing particularly new in that, but the big deal is that UNH's five million square foot campus will get 85% of its electricity and heat from the project. This means that UNH has become the first university in the nation to use landfill gas as its primary energy source.