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VW investigating more green options

Mike Pare at the Chattanooga daily Times Free Press reports that Volkswagen is working with the city to use methane gas from the Summit landfill to produce electricity for its plant.

The methane, naturally occurring at the closed landfill, would be mined, fed to generators at the Summit site, turned into electricity and transmitted to the plant, City officials say.

For VW, the initiative's use of renewable energy will earn the car maker points toward the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design status it is seeking for the Chattanooga assembly plant.

The site would be the South's first auto assembly plant and only the second nationally to gain the LEED badge, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

Read more at the Times Free Press

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