Mead Johnson & Company selected Ameresco to design, build, and implement a 5-mile pipeline to use landfill gas to meet a significant portion of energy needs at the company’s manufacturing facility in Evansville, IN.
“…Evansville is dedicated to supporting projects and initiatives that improve the environmental, social and economic health of our community… This is a great example of how we can partner with businesses to… Achieve positive results.”
– Jonathan Weinzapfel
Mayor, City of Evansville
Mile Pipeline Length
SCFM Blower Station Capacity
MW Power Capacity
Tons Annual CO2 Reduction
The project with Ameresco, which was the first of its kind for Mead Johnson and the City of Evansville, uses a green technology proven to be safe and reliable. The system uses gas occurring naturally from the decomposition of organic materials in a city landfill.
Pipeline route created without disruption to traffic or private property
Project rapidly completed and fully operational
Reduce annual net CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in area by 24,000 tons
Reduced need for energy from traditional power plants fueled by fossil fuels
Landfill gas used at Mead Johnson displaces natural gas in their steam boilers. Mead Johnson installed new burners in their boilers to use the landfill gas.
Designed and built five-mile pipeline
Pipeline installed using horizontal directional drilling
Two-stage blower stations designed for capacity of 2,000 SCFM