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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

WASTE-TO-ENERGY
A Renewable Energy Source

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Waste-To-Energy Team:

The mission of the Region 6 Waste-To-Energy (WTE) team is to promote the use of renewable energy under the Resource Conservation Challenge in three target areas: Landfills, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs). Our efforts are to prevent or reduce the emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, through partnerships with other federal agencies, states, tribes, businesses and communities by fostering the development of economically sustainable energy recovery projects.

Goals of the Region 6 WTE Team

  • Serve as a liaison for stakeholders
  • Filtering new technologies
  • Establish partnerships for pilot projects
  • Promote renewable energy as a fuel source
  • Work with states on establishing WTE as a priority and on regulations and incentives
  • Partner with stakeholders to establish Pilot Projects and MOU/MOA agreements
  • Influence Future Design of facilities

Project Goals:

  • Capture largely untapped methane resources in landfills, CAFO's and POTW's for use as fuel
  • Reduce methane emissions to the atmosphere
  • Promote indigenous enterprises to build and operate recovery systems and use the energy
  • Improve the health of urban dwellers by reducing land, air and water pollution

Additional Information:

Landfill Methane Outreach Logo and Link U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable energy source.

Logo and link to AGSTAR Program

Logo and link to EPA Green Power Site

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The 2010 CHP Partnership Meeting and U.S. DOE Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center Texas CHP Policy Forum, is taking place November 1-3, in Austin, TX. The meetings will be held in conjunction with the Texas CHP Initiative Trade Show.

Preliminary agendas are now available and can be accessed on the conference web page (link to: http://www.epa.gov/chp/events/meeting_nov0210.html).

Who should attend:
  · CHP professionals such as project developers, consultants, financiers, and manufacturers
  · Energy managers interested in industrial, institutional, municipal, and commercial CHP applications
  · Real estate developers and facility operators
  · Parties interested in biomass CHP applications
  · State and local policymakers and staff
  · Electric and natural gas utility representatives
  · Environmentalists and sustainability experts

Federal, State and Local Regulations, Rules and Incentives:

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) Exit EPA

 

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