Lebanon Landfill May Light Up (Valley News)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-2569”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Valley News”}}]]Anne Kapuscinski, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science and chair of Dartmouth’s Environmental Studies Program, is partnering with a sustainable energy company to use byproducts from a New Hampshire landfill to integrate renewable bioenergy with year-round production of fresh fish and vegetables, reports the Valley News.

City officials in Lebanon, N.H., are working with Carbon Harvest Energy Co. to build a plant that will convert methane gas from the city landfill into electricity. Kapuscinski has partnered with the Vermont-based energy company, and she and her students will look for ways to use byproducts from the facility’s electrical generator to develop a “high-value nutritional feed supplement” for fish, explains the Valley News.

Read the full story, published on 7/13/12 by the Valley News.

Learn more about the research at Dartmouth being conducted by Professor Kapuscinski and student researchers, and their sustainable aquaculture demonstrations at the Dartmouth Organic Farm in this slideshow and video.

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