The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has recognized eight landfill methane capture projects for “innovation in generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.”
“We are proud to recognize Landfill Methane Outreach Program partners who are turning trash into a clean and profitable source of energy,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, in a press release. “These projects, and others like them, are helping us transition into a clean energy economy and make important greenhouse gas reductions.”
According to EPA, methane a GHG with more than 20 times the heat-trapping capacity of carbon dioxide.
Awards were given in three categories. Projects of the Year were given to the University of New Hampshire EcoLine Project, Rochester, N.H.; the Jefferson City, Mo., Renewable Energy Project, Jefferson City, Mo.; The Altamont Landfill Resource and Recovery Facility, Livermore, Calif.; Ox Mountain LFG Energy Project, Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Sioux Falls Landfill & Poet LFG Pipeline, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and the Winder Renewable Methane Project, Winder, Ga.
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, Mich.
For details on the projects, click here.