Denison University Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Denison University in Granville, Ohio, uses coal from southern Ohio and natural gas in its central heating plant to provide steam for heating buildings, domestic hot water, and cooking in its dining halls. In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, the university burned 4,130 tons of bituminous coal costing $333,020 and producing an estimated 21 million pounds of carbon dioxide. According to facilities director Arthur Chonko,the university has estimated that it would cost approximately $750,000 to $1,000,000 per year to switch to natural gas using the current plant. The university is currently studying alternatives including combined heat and power (CHP).[1] In 2014, the university plant completed the switch from coal to natural gas.[2]

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  1. personal communication from Arthur Chonko to Ted Nace, May 21, 2012
  2. personal communication from Jeremy King to Ted Nace, October 30, 2016

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