In an effort to reduce the college’s consumption of # 6 fuel oil and improve the college’s energy sustainability and use a locally source renewable energy source, Green MT College installed a state of the art biomass gasification system.
The system which now generates 85% of the school's annual heating needs replaced number six fuel oil with locally harvested woodchips to provide heat in cold months. The biomass plant and a host of other initiatives have resulted in a 41% reduction in greenhouse gasses across campus since 2007
Green Mountain College has not only been able to diminish their carbon footprint and foster long-term sustainability but also significantly reduce and fix annual energy operating costs.
Green Mountain College has been recognized as a national sustainability leader in the 2015 Sustainable Campus Index released yesterday by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). [source Green Mountain College]
Both our VP of Engineering, Brad Noviski, and our VP of Innovation, John Tomasi, were involved in these projects which highlight the expertise and experience they bring to Biotech Energy.”
- Model Type BTC-20
- Plant went online in Spring 2010
- Boiler output: 400hp (13.4MMBTU/hr.)
- Consumes between 4,000 - 5,000 tons of locally sourced woodchips annually, thereby shifting 85 percent of current fuel oil usage to biomass.
- 85% reduction in in #6 fuel oil annually (190,000 gallons)
- CO2 reduction: 2,844 plus metric tons per year.
- 41% reduction in carbon foot print