The University of New Hampshire, the school I attended when I was but a wee freshman back in the '90's, is the first university in the nation to be primarily powered by landfill gas. 85 percent of the school's heating and electricity will be generated using purified methane gas from a nearby landfill.

Go Wildcats!

Read all about the project over at UNH.

Via [Renewable Energy World] via [Treehugger]

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First in nation: UNH embraces landfill gas
The University of New Hampshire completed a project that uses local landfill gas to power and heat its campus.