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November 22nd, 2010

Missouri S&T geothermal energy system to replace power plant

Published on November 22nd, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Missouri University of Science and Technology plans to install a new geothermal energy system. The project is expected to reduce energy costs, as well as cut the campus’s carbon dioxide emissions.

According to and Missouri S&T press release, construction of the geothermal system will take approximately five years to complete. The system is expected to save $2.8 million in energy and operational costs annually.

The project also is expected to reduce Missouri S&T’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 25,000 tons per year. The power plant being replaced is a 1945 system that relies on coal and wood chips to provide steam-generated heat to buildings on campus.

 


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