University of New Hampshire & Waste Management Team Up to Pump Landfill Gas for Energy

The partnership between Waste Management and UNH enables UNH to heat and power 75 to 85 percent of the campus and make money selling surplus energy to the grid.

By Arlene Karidis, Waste 360.

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has powered its Durham campus on renewable energy for years. And when it was looking to expand in the space, it just so happened to be at a time when Waste Management was trying to figure out how to manage excess gas produced at its Rochester, N.H., landfill.