<ul><li>UNH Energy Project: EcoLine </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill Gas Project </li></ul>Larry Van Dessel, PE Executive Direct...
 
UNH Energy Initiatives <ul><li>2001 DOE Recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNH among top 5% of peer institutions for energy...
Landfill Gas The Opportunity <ul><li>Naturally occurring  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By-product of landfill decomposition </li>...
Landfill Gas Project Concept Raw Landfill Gas Processing Plant (Remove Contaminates) Flare Tail Gas and Unused Gas Clean, ...
12.6 Mile Pipeline
Pipeline Construction
Pipeline Direction Drilling
Co-Gen Plant Interior View
Maximize Landfill  Gas Use
Landfill Gas The Benefit <ul><li>In full operation, 80% - 85% of campus energy will be from a renewable source </li></ul><...
Thank-You
Processing Plant Steps Sulfur Removal (Sulfa-Treat) Spent Iron Sponge (Solid Waste to Landfill) VOC, Siloxane Removal (Tem...
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Wild for Innovation: UNH Energy Project - EcoLine Landfill Gas Project

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On March 5th, 2010 the UNH Wildcats, Whittemore School of Business, New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and Public Service of New Hampshire hosted a unique afternoon workshop at UNH aimed at building teams, developing effective leaders and stimulating innovation.

The "Wild for Innovation" workshop was developed specifically for New Hampshire business leaders and their teams, and included presentations like this one, on the Landfill Gas Project, by Larry Van Dessel.

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Wild for Innovation: UNH Energy Project - EcoLine Landfill Gas Project

  1. 1. <ul><li>UNH Energy Project: EcoLine </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill Gas Project </li></ul>Larry Van Dessel, PE Executive Director Design and Construction
  2. 3. UNH Energy Initiatives <ul><li>2001 DOE Recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UNH among top 5% of peer institutions for energy efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2004 UNH Utility Infrastructure Project Approved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$28 million investment in modern technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined Heat and Power (Co-Gen) plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoided significant investment in old technology boilers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produce electricity as well as heat for campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enabled switch to cleaner burning natural gas as primary fuel vs. #6 oil used in old boilers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Substantially reduced purchase of electricity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2007 EcoLine Project Approved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$49 million investment in renewable energy </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Landfill Gas The Opportunity <ul><li>Naturally occurring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By-product of landfill decomposition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contains ~50% CH 4 (methane) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial natural gas is >96% methane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also contains H 2 S & VOC’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be captured to control landfill odor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System of wells, piping and pumps already collects gas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turnkey Landfill (TLF) in Rochester, NH producing more gas than operator (Waste Management) can use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas can be used as fuel to generate electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WM Limited by emission permit and local electrical utility system capacity </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Landfill Gas Project Concept Raw Landfill Gas Processing Plant (Remove Contaminates) Flare Tail Gas and Unused Gas Clean, medium energy gas UNH Co-Gen Plant Electric Generators Campus needs Productively Use Excess Dirty, low- energy gas
  5. 6. 12.6 Mile Pipeline
  6. 7. Pipeline Construction
  7. 8. Pipeline Direction Drilling
  8. 9. Co-Gen Plant Interior View
  9. 10. Maximize Landfill Gas Use
  10. 11. Landfill Gas The Benefit <ul><li>In full operation, 80% - 85% of campus energy will be from a renewable source </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce UNH carbon footprint 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landfill gas is carbon-neutral </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduce exposure to energy market fluctuation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve cost stability and predictability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furthers UNH Commitment to Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>1. Through 2015, UNH will sell Renewable Energy Certificates associated with the electricity generated using processed landfill gas as part of the strategy to fund the EcoLine project and other campus energy efficiency improvements. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Thank-You
  12. 13. Processing Plant Steps Sulfur Removal (Sulfa-Treat) Spent Iron Sponge (Solid Waste to Landfill) VOC, Siloxane Removal (Temperature Swing Absorbtion-TSA) CO2 Removal (Pressure Swing Adsorbtion-PSA) Thermal Oxidizer (Destroys contaminates) Processed Gas >81% Methane CO2 to atmosphere Raw Gas 50% Methane Flare Excess or unused gas for odor control Add Odorant
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