Landfill Methane Outreach Program
EPA Recognizes Landfill Methane Partners for Greenhouse Gas Reductions (2006)
Each year, EPA recognizes the accomplishments of landfill methane Partners who have reduced emissions of methane and created renewable energy. On January 24, 2007, the Partners accepted the following awards at EPA's 10th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. Each year, LMOP recognizes Partners for excellence in innovation and creativity, success in promoting project development, and achieving environmental and economic benefits.
Projects of the Year: This year, LMOP is pleased to recognize landfill gas (LFG) energy projects from many different sectors, including green energy production, offsetting the use of natural gas, generation and use of thermal energy, cogeneration of heat and power, and production of alternate fuels.
- Jackson County Green Energy Park, North Carolina. LFG will aid local businesses and the community by helping produce biodiesel made from rapeseed grown by local farmers and providing process heat for pottery and glass-blowing studios, blacksmithing forges, greenhouses, and a botanicals and agricultural products drying facility.
- Lancaster County and Turkey Hill Dairy, Pennsylvania. The LFG-fueled engines produce enough green electricity to power 2,000 homes and steam for Turkey Hill Dairy, the famous maker of ice cream, milk, and tea products.
- Jefferson Parish and Cytec Industries Inc., Louisiana. With Hurricanes Katrina and Rita striking during project construction, the project partners had to overcome monumental odds to bring LFG to fuel the Cytec plant and economic benefits to the region.
- Jenkins Brick Company, Alabama. When the time came to build a new $56 million dollar state–of–the–art brick manufacturing plant, access to a local and inexpensive source of renewable energy was high on the priority list for this company, which will use the LFG to help power its brick kilns.
Community Partner of the Year: DeKalb County, Georgia. This progressive county provided funding and vision in the development of this project, overcoming political and institutional barriers to bring green power to Atlanta area residences and businesses.
Energy End User Partner of the Year: BMW Manufacturing, South Carolina. In addition to its award–winning project using LFG for power and heat, BMW expanded the project to use LFG to fuel its paint shop operations, becoming the first company in the world to do so.
Energy Provider Partner of the Year: Murray City Power (MCP), Utah. After initial economic and political setbacks, innovation and creativity on the part of MCP allows citizens in the Salt Lake region to benefit from this renewable source of power.
State Partner of the Year: Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA). One of the world leaders in economically sustainable solid waste management practices is also leading the way with electricity being generated from LFG at all of DSWA's landfills.