Mead Johnson using green technology to power facility

Mead Johnson & Company using landfill gas to meet a significant portion of its energy needs at its facility in Evansville, IN.


Mead Johnson & Company has announced that it is using landfill gas to meet a significant portion of its energy needs at the company's manufacturing facility in Evansville, IN.
The project has an estimated capacity to reduce net carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions by 24,000 metric tons per year. Annual environmental benefits of this reduction are equivalent to removing greenhouse gas emissions from 4,400 passenger vehicles, the carbon dioxide emissions from burning 125 railcars of coal, or the carbon absorbed by 5,500 acres of pine forests. Emission reductions were estimated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
"Mead Johnson is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability around the world," said Jeff Jobe, Mead Johnson’s senior vice president, supply chain. "We're pleased to be converting from natural gas, a fossil fuel, to landfill gas, a renewable energy source, for a majority of our energy usage at our Evansville facility."
Mead Johnson has been working over the past year with two companies to make the project possible. Republic Services, Inc., which provides the gas that occurs as a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials at its Laubscher Meadows Landfill, and Ameresco, which designed and built the five-mile dedicated pipeline between the landfill and the Mead Johnson facility. Ameresco is also responsible for operating and maintaining the pipeline.
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