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

First Posted: 06/28/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:25 PM ET

Sporting The Blue And White

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.

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Filed by Dave Burdick  |