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EPA Recognizes Landfill Gas Energy Projects

Posted on January 27, 2009

Seven innovative landfill methane capture projects were recognized by the United States EPA for generating renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Announced at the 12th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Annual Conference, the seven winners included a project that converts landfill gas (LFG) to fuel for county vehicles, and one of the largest multiple-customer landfill gas use projects in the country.

The 2008 LFG award winning energy projects employed unique project structures and took creative approaches to use LFG from municipal solid waste landfills, creating a new source of renewable energy to benefit the local community.

The winners for LMOP Projects of the Year are: Granger, Conestoga Landfill Gas Utilization Project, Morgantown, Pennsylvania; the Green Energy Center, High Btu Landfill Gas Energy Project, Grove City, Ohio and the Greenville Gas Producers, LLC and County of Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina. Awards for LMOP Industry Partner went to the Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Angelica, Morrisonville, and Seneca, New York and Hampden, Maine. The LMOP Energy Partner award went to Lansing Board of Water and Light, Lansing, Michigan and Mars Snackfood US, Waco, Texas. The award for LMOP Community Partner went to Seward County Landfill, Seward County, Kansas.

For more information: WWW.EPA.GOV/LMOP

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