Testing willow as biomass
In 2008, Middlebury College finished construction on a $12 million biomass plant located near the center of campus. The project cut the College’s consumption of heating oil in half—by roughly 1 million gallons per year. The biomass plant is an integral part of Middlebury’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2016.
1. What is biomass energy?
Sustainability, Greening the Campus, Carbon Neutrality
Director of Sustainability Integration
Temperatures in Middlebury, Vermont, are expected to dip well below zero in the next few days. But students at Middlebury College should be cozy and warm — thanks in part to wood chips.