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.