EPA Landfill Program Names 2012 Projects of the Year

EPA Landfill Program Names 2012 Projects of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has named its 2012 projects of the year, recognizing innovation in promoting landfill gas to energy.

The Washington-based EPA said in a news release the LMOP recognized seven projects “that generate renewable energy from a local source while also protecting the climate and strengthening the economy.” The projects will avoid emissions of 269,770 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

The winning projects were:

·      Anne Arundel County Millersville landfill electricity project, Maryland;

·      Hickory Ridge Landfill and Coca-Cola combined cooling, heat and power project, Georgia;

·      La Crosse County Landfill and Gundersen Health System combined heat and power project, Wisconsin;

·      Lycoming County Landfill dual cogeneration and electricity project, Pennsylvania;

·      Orange County’s Olinda Alpha Landfill combined cycle project, California;

·      St. Landry Parish Landfill compressed natural gas project, Louisiana; and

·      Watauga County Landfill small electricity project, North Carolina.

The EPA LMOP also selected its 2012 Industry Partner of the Year: Landfill Energy Systems, Michigan.

The winners received the awards at LMOP’s Annual Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore.

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