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Landfill Gas Projects Recognized by EPA

Posted on January 18, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized eight landfill methane capture projects based on the capability to generate renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Projects of the Year Awards were presented to: the University of New Hampshire EcoLine Project, Rocheser, New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Jefferson City, Missouri Renewable Energy Project, Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.A.; The Altamont Landfill Resource and Recovery Facility, Livermore, California, U.S.A.; Ox Mountain Landfill Gas Energy Project, Half Moon Bay, California; Sioux Falls Landfill & Poet Landfill Gas Pipeline, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.A. and the Winder Renewable Methane Project, Winder, Georgia, U.S.A.

The State Partner of the Year was given to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Community Partner of the Year was awarded to the Kent County Department of Public Works, Byron Center, Michigan, U.S.A.

The EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has assisted with more than 450 landfill gas energy projects over the past 15 years. The U.S. currently has about 509 operational landfill gas energy projects with a capacity of 1563 MW, providing the energy equivalent of powering more than 920 000 homes annually.

For more information: www.epa.gov/lmop

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