Mead Johnson Now Using Green Technology to Power Facility

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 3, 2009-- Mead Johnson & Company announced today that it is now using landfill gas to meet a significant portion of its energy needs at the company’s manufacturing facility in Evansville, Ind. The project, which is the first of its kind for Mead Johnson and in the city of Evansville, uses a “green” technology that has been proven safe and reliable.

The project has an estimated capacity to reduce net carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions by 24,000 metric tons per year. Annual environmental benefits of this reduction are equivalent to removing greenhouse gas emissions from 4,400 passenger vehicles, the carbon dioxide emissions from burning 125 railcars of coal, or the carbon absorbed by 5,500 acres of pine forests. Emission reductions were estimated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

“Mead Johnson is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability around the world,” said Mead Johnson Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Jeff Jobe. “We’re pleased to be converting from natural gas, a fossil fuel, to landfill gas, a renewable energy source, for a majority of our energy usage at our Evansville facility.”

Jobe added that the project is consistent with consumers’ interest in the energy-efficiency practices of the companies with which they do business. “In addition to our commitment to product excellence, using a renewable source of energy is yet another example of how Mead Johnson is working to meet our customers’ needs,” he said.

Mead Johnson has been working over the past year with two companies to make the project possible. Republic Services, Inc., which provides the gas that occurs as a natural byproduct of the decomposition of organic materials at its Laubscher Meadows Landfill, and Ameresco, which designed and built the five-mile dedicated pipeline and is responsible for operating and maintaining it.

"The city of Evansville is dedicated to supporting projects and initiatives that improve the environmental, social and economic health of our community; and this is a great example of how we can partner with businesses to be stewards of the environment and achieve positive results," said Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. "With this project, Mead Johnson is once again demonstrating its commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.”

About Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson & Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN). Mead Johnson Nutrition, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in 50 markets worldwide. The company’s mission is to create nutritional brands and products trusted to give infants and children the best start in life. The company’s “Enfa” family of brands, including Enfamil® infant formula, is the world’s leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition. For more information, go to

About Ameresco, Inc.

Ameresco, Inc. is the largest independent comprehensive energy solutions provider in North America. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., Ameresco utilizes innovative strategies, systems, and technologies for renewable and sustainable energy generation and infrastructure renewal, thereby reducing operating expenses, increasing energy reliability and enhancing the environment. For more information, go to

About Allied Waste/Republic Services, Inc.

Allied Waste merged with Republic Services in December 2008. Republic Services, Inc. has been building on success since its inception in 1998, becoming an industry-leading provider of waste and environmental services. The company provides trash collection services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. and has more than 34,000 employees. For more information, go to

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