Bioenergy projects awarded EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

By Erin Voegele | October 15, 2018

The U.S. EPA announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Oct. 10, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners for excellence in green power use. Bioenergy projects were among those recognized by the EPA.

Michigan State University and The Proctor & Gamble Co. were each recognized under the EPA’s Direct Project Engagement category.

MSU operates an anaerobic digestion (AD) system that turns dairy farm and dining hall food waste into renewable energy. The university also hosts the largest solar photovoltaic carport system in the U.S. through a long-term power purchase agreement. According to the EEPA, MSU’s AD system was installed in 2013. At the time, the project was largest AD system of its kind on a college campus.

Proctor & Gamble procures 743 million kWh of green power annually, utilizing multiple supply options, including an onsite biomass power purchase agreement, a financial wind power purchase agreement, wind renewable energy certificates (RECs) contracts, and onsite solar generation.

Additional information, including a full list of Green Power Leadership Award winners, is available on the EPA website