Carbon Cleanup

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When the Biomass plant, a lynchpin of Middlebury College’s carbon neutrality goal, shuts down, it is a massive undertaking. Starting the night of Thursday, Oct. 10, the plant’s input of wood chips was stalled, the burners died down and steam pumping through the College’s pipes was heated by oil instead of the gasification process.

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Biomass Plant Cuts Oil Use By 600,000 Gallons

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The College biomass gasification plant, a key component of the College’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2016, hit an important milestone today, beginning its 16th week of uninterrupted operation.

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