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Raytheon Goes Green With Landfill Gas

June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Watch: Waste Management video showing how landfill gas is converted to clean energy.

Few people in this “watch-the-gulf-war-on-cable-TV-at-dinner-time” era have not heard of Raytheon. If you haven’t, how about Patriot missile defense systems?

That’s right, Patriot systems manufactured by defense technology company Raytheon. Well, this news is not about those guided missiles, it’s about Raytheon itself – the company is going green.

It appears that Raytheon has contracted for green electricity to power up its North Texas locations. The electricity which will be supplied to the company’s facilities by Montauk Energy will be generated from its landfill gas project in McKinney, Texas.

Mike Allgeier, a regional site executive with Raytheon in Texas, describes the initiative as a pioneering effort:

“We’re the first Raytheon facility in the U.S. to initiate a program like this and one of 25 companies in Texas that is using a natural waste byproduct to power its commercial electricity needs.

“This project is our largest sustainability initiative in Texas to date. Since it will have such a favorable impact on the environment, it’s not only a major step forward for our company, but for the North Texas community as a whole.”

via Waste Management News

Tags: News · Renewable Energy

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // Jul 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Here’s to hoping that we are turning the corner on clean energy from the worst places in the world…. Talk about from ashes comes beauty.