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Virginia Colleges Combine With Ingenco to Use Landfill Gas to Energy

Article-Virginia Colleges Combine With Ingenco to Use Landfill Gas to Energy

Five Virginia colleges have partnered with a company to convert landfill gas to energy for the educational institutions.

Richmond, Va.-based Ingenco, through its affiliate Collegiate Clean Energy, entered into agreements with Emory & Henry College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College and Sweet Briar College, according to a news release. They are the first colleges in Virginia to provide 100-percent renewable electricity to their campuses.

The independent colleges are offsetting between 50 and 70 percent of their total carbon footprints. The colleges estimate a combined savings of between $3.2 million and $6.4 million during the next 12 years.

Collegiate Clean Energy provides colleges and businesses with renewable energy products. Ingenco is Virginia’s largest landfill gas-to-energy operator.

Appalachian Power Co. will to deliver the electricity from the landfill gas through its distribution system.

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