Rockingham Memorial Hospital Using Methane Gas from County Landfill for Power

Since the beginning of the planning process for Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Rockingham County, using eco-friendly materials and “going green” throughout the building process was one of the top priorities. Thanks for Chevrolet, RMH is using methane gas from the Rockingham County landfill for power. Our local landfill receives 300 tons of trash per day, which produces methane gas and is captured into tanks, then travels through a series of pipes 3 miles long to the hospital. This is used as a substitute for natural gas and is used at RMH for heat, hot water, and to sterilize surgical instruments. Check out this video for even more information:

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