Middlebury College Uses Biomass Gasification to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2016 (Video)

Considering that Middlebury College in Vermont is in a state known for its environmental awareness, and that one of the green movement's most outspoken advocates, Bill McKibben, is on staff, it's not surprising that the school has the goal of being carbon neutral by 2016. Perhaps what's most interesting is that its biomass gasification plant is already producing half of its heating and 20 percent of its electricity requirements. Though the woodchips used are currently being trucked it from up to 75 miles away, Middlebury is investigating growing all it needs locally.via: Environmental Leader
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