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University of New Hampshire is First to Use Landfill Gas as Primary Energy Source

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, N.H., has announced the launch of EcoLine, a landfill gas project that will supply landfill gas from a landfill in Rochester, N.H., to the campus, making it the first university in the United States to rely on such a project. UNH will receive the gas from Waste Management’s Turnkey Recycling and Environmental Enterprise facility at the landfill, which will provide approximately 85 percent of the university’s energy.

“By reducing the university’s dependence on fossil fuels and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, EcoLine is an environmentally and fiscally responsible initiative,” said Mark Huddleston, president of UNH, in a press release.