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Virginia Colleges Combine With Ingenco to Use Landfill Gas to Energy

Allan Gerlat

February 4, 2014

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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.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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