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And the Winner Is

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) recently handed out its annual round of awards recognizing landfills, businesses and governments that have demonstrated “superior achievement” in using landfill gas to produce energy.

The awards and their winners are:

  • Project of the Year: Jackson County, N.C., Green Energy Park.

  • Project of the Year: Lancaster County, Pa., and Turkey Hill Dairy.

  • Project of the Year: Jefferson Parish, La., and Cytec Industries.

  • Project of the Year: Jenkins Brick Co., Ala.

  • Community Partner of the Year: DeKalb County, Ga.

  • Energy Partner of the Year: BMW Manufacturing, S.C.

  • Energy Partner of the Year: Murray City Power, Utah.

  • State Partner of the Year: Delaware Solid Waste Authority.

The winners accepted their awards at EPA's 10th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore in late January.

For complete details on the projects, visit www.epa.gov/lmop/res/ghg_partners.htm.

LMOP is a voluntary program that works with businesses, states, energy providers and local governments to convert landfill gas to energy. According to EPA, LMOP has assisted in the development of more than 325 landfill-gas-to-energy projects during the past 12 years. The agency says the projects have reduced methane emissions by about 90 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.