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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

EPA Recognizes Partners for Diverse Applications of Landfill Gas to Create Renewable Energy (2009)

Award Winners

Each year, EPA recognizes the latest accomplishments of landfill methane partners who have reduced emissions of methane and created renewable energy. The Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) acknowledges its Partners for excellence in innovation and creativity, success in promoting project development, and achieving environmental and economic benefits. On January 12, 2010, Partners accepted the following awards at EPA’s 13th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland.

Projects of the Year: For 2009, LMOP is pleased to recognize six projects that creatively use landfill gas (LFG) in four types of renewable energy projects: high Btu, cogeneration, electricity, and direct use. These projects employed unique project structures, created jobs, and applied advanced technology, creating a new source of renewable energy to benefit the local community.

State Partner of the Year: Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Topeka, KS — Through extensive outreach and networking, KDHE's Bureau of Waste Management successfully fueled interest in LFG utilization for energy in Kansas and beyond.

Community Partner of the Year: South Kent Generating Station, Byron Center, MI — Kent County demonstrated its strong desire to serve the community and implement a long-term LFG energy strategy when it was approached by Granger to generate electricity using LFG from the South Kent Landfill.

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