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Save the Date for LMOP's 2012 Conference
Planning for LMOP’s 15th Annual Conference and Project Expo is well underway! The conference is taking place on January 17-19, 2012, and will again be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Please join LMOP for this two-day information-packed event during which attendees can learn about the latest technologies, visit vendor booths, catch up with colleagues and friends, and make new contacts!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you are interested, please fill out and return the Sponsorship Opportunity Form. Please note that exhibit space is now closed. If you are not on the List of Exhibitors and you want to reserve a place on our waitlist, please complete the Exhibit Waitlist Sign-up Form and return it as soon as possible. You will be notified if space becomes available in the order that your waitlist form was received.
An agenda will be available soon. Check the conference website for details.[collapse]
New LFG Energy Projects
In May 2011, the LFG energy project at the Naples SLF Collier County Landfill in Collier County, Florida, became operational. The project is a public-private partnership between the county and LMOP Industry Partner Waste Management. Waste Management covered the cost of building the facility and pays the county for the LFG. Waste Management sells the electricity to Florida Power & Light to distribute to its customers. During the first two months of operations, the project produced more than 3.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity.
Source: NBC-2, “County Cashing in on Gas to Energy Facility,” June 24, 2011.
On August 15, 2011, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at LMOP Industry Partner Waste Management’s South Suburban Landfill in Glenford, Ohio, to celebrate the opening of Ohio’s newest LFG energy project. The project, designed to generate 6.4 MW of green power, initially is producing 5.6 MW, which is sold to South Central Power and American Electric Power to distribute to their customers.
Source: Waste Business Journal, “WM Unveils 6.4 MW Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project in Ohio,” August 16, 2011.
On July 27, 2011, Chrin Brothers, Inc. held a dedication ceremony for its LFG energy project at the Chrin Landfill in Easton, Pennsylvania. Chrin Brothers collaborated with LMOP Energy Partner PPL to create Glendon Green Energy Park, a large-scale renewable energy park. The facility contains two LMOP engines manufactured by LMOP Industry Partner Caterpillar, which together will produce 3.2 MW of electricity. A division of PPL Renewable Energy, Millennium Design Builders designed, built, and operates the plant. Currently, the energy produced is being sent to the grid, but PPL and Chrin Brothers have future plans to use the energy to power businesses located in the park. To help pay for the project, Chrin Brothers received a grant for $1 million provided by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Authority.
Source: Waste Business Journal, “Chrin Brothers Opens New Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project in Easton PA,” July 28, 2011.
On July 18, 2011, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a newly operational LFG energy project at the Wellford Landfill, owned by LMOP Community Partner Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Spartanburg County leaders attended the ceremony, along with representatives from LMOP Energy Partners Milliken & Co. and Lockhart Power. The project has the capacity to produce 61 million kWh of electricity per year. Milliken is buying the LFG from the county and transporting it from the landfill via a 6.1-mile pipeline to its Dewey Chemical Plant in Inman, South Carolina. The LFG powers three boilers at the plant, which is expected to provide all of the plant’s energy needs.
Source: Trevor Anderson, GoUpstate.com, “$4 Million Gas-to-Energy Program to Fuel Milliken Plant in Inman,” July 18, 2011.
On August 22, 2011, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate a newly operational LFG energy project at Bi-County Solid Waste Authority’s Bi-County Landfill in Woodlawn, Tennessee. Victoria Ludwig, Territory Manager from LMOP, spoke at the ceremony about the environmental benefits of the LFG energy project, including eliminating approximately 2,000 tons of methane annually. Bi-County Gas Producers worked cooperatively with LMOP Energy Partner Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and local utility Cumberland EMC to develop the project. The LFG produced at the landfill fuels an LMOP Industry Partner Caterpillar G3516A engine with a gear box, which is the first engine of this type to run on LFG in the United States. The engine generates 999 kW of green power, which is sold to TVA through Cumberland EMC.
Source: Brian Eason,“Gas Collection Pays off at Montgomery County Landfill,” Leaf Chronicle, August 22, 2011.
On August 26, 2011, another ribbon cutting was held at a landfill in Tennessee, this time to celebrate the new LFG energy project at the Alcoa Landfill in Friendsville, Tennessee. Victoria Ludwig, Territory Manager from LMOP, spoke at this event as well about the benefits of LFG energy projects. Alcoa Gas Producers worked cooperatively with LMOP Energy Partner TVA and Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative to develop the project. The LFG is used to fuel an LMOP Industry Partner Caterpillar G3516A engine, which is the second one of its type to include a gear box and run on LFG in the country. The engine generates 999 kW of green power, which is sold to TVA through Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative, Friendsville’s local utility.
Source: Lance Coleman, “New Conversion System Creates Power from Landfill Gas,” Blount Today, August 29, 2011.
In May 2011, an LFG energy project owned by LMOP Industry Partner Montauk Energy Capital at the McKinney Landfill in McKinney, Texas, became operational. Raytheon Company is acquiring the power through Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC as part of its commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10 percent by 2015 from a 2008 baseline. Five Raytheon sites in Texas will benefit from the green power supplied by the project.
Source: PR Newswire, “Raytheon to Use Green Power from McKinney Landfill for North Texas Sites,” April 19, 2011.
In August 2011, LMOP Industry Partner Veolia ES Solid Waste announced the opening of its newest LFG energy project at its Hickory Meadows Landfill in Appleton, Wisconsin. The project includes a 4.8-MW electrical generation facility with three reciprocating engine generator sets. Veolia will sell all of the power generated by the facility, along with the renewable energy credits associated with the energy output, to Wisconsin Public Service. This project will help Wisconsin Public Service meet its renewable portfolio standard requirement while also helping Wisconsin achieve its goal of supplying 10 percent of its retail energy needs from renewable resources by 2015.
Source: Waste Management World, “Landfill Gas to Energy Project Fires Up in Wisconsin,” August 17, 2011.
New York Funds LFG Energy Project
In June 2011, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Public Service Commission announced the award of $191 million in funding for renewable energy projects in New York. The funding comes from a state fund set up to encourage renewable energy projects and to help utilities meet a 30 percent renewable portfolio goal by 2015. Seven LFG energy projects were among those that received funding. The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) Landfill in Rodman, New York, is one of the projects that will receive an average rate of $22.01 per MWh of energy production. The DANC facility produces 4.8 MW of electricity that is sold to the grid.
Source: NYSERDA, “Governor Cuomo Announces $191 Million in Project Awards to Increase Renewable Energy in New York State,” June 2, 2011.[collapse]
BMW Expanding LFG Energy Project
Source: BMW, “BMW Manufacturing Announces Study to Convert Landfill Gas to Hydrogen,” July 25, 2011.[collapse]
Awards Program Recognizes Environmental Leadership
Source: Association of Climate Change Officers, “The Climate Registry, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the Association of Climate Change Officers Announce Partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Jointly Administer New National Climate Awards Program,” May 17, 2011.[collapse]
Climate Action Reserve Updates Landfill Protocol
Internal Revenue Service Discovers a Case of Fraud
Source: John Woodrow Cox, “$30M IRS Tax Fraud Trial gets Under Way,” Waste Management World, June 9, 2011.[collapse]
LFG Fueling Vehicles Across the Country
One recently developed, successful project is the Altamont Landfill Resource and Recovery Facility in Livermore, California, which went on line in 2009. LMOP Industry Partners Linde LLC and Waste Management received an LMOP award for the development of this high-tech, high-Btu fuel plant at which LFG was initially converted into liquefied natural gas to fuel 300 garbage trucks. Since then, this project has expanded, and in July 2011 Waste Management announced the addition of its 1,000th natural gas truck to its fleet.
In addition to liquefied natural gas, communities are making use of compressed natural gas derived from LFG as well. The Spring 2011 Gasette highlighted a project owned by LMOP Community Partner Dane County, Wisconsin, in which the county is fueling its vehicles with compressed natural gas produced from LFG at the Rodefeld Landfill.
Beginning in 2012, waste trucks operating at the St. Landry Parish Landfill in Washington, Louisiana, will be able to refuel with compressed natural gas produced from LFG at the landfill. The state received a grant through the EmPower Louisiana Transportation Efficiency and Alternative Fuels Program that will help fund construction of the facility.
Sources: Waste Management, “Waste Management Adds 1000th Truck to Natural Gas Fleet (PDF),” (2 pp, 117K) July 12, 2011; NGV Journal, “Louisiana’s Garbage Fleet to Run on Landfill Methane,” July 28, 2011.[collapse]
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Methane International #25
The latest issue of Methane International is now available. Read about the latest GMI news, including information on the most recent GMI outreach activities.
Global Methane Initiative
Landfill Subcommittee to Meet in Poland
The next GMI Landfill Subcommittee meeting will take place in Krakow, Poland, as part of a Partnership-Wide Meeting. The meeting will take place on October 12-14, 2011, and will include plenary sessions focusing on the reduction and capture of methane emissions and cross-cutting issues. The meeting will feature a landfill site tour as well as technical and policy sessions related to the landfill sector.
EPA Publishes Guidance on Landfill GHG Emission Reduction Technologies
Environmental Magazine Publishes Article on Benefits of Using LFG
International Energy Agency's Low-Carbon Energy Solutions Paper Available
NREL Releases 2010 Utility Green Power Leaders Assessment
MSW Management Article Highlights LMOP Award-Winning Project
GE Launches New Engine
RFPs, Grants, and Other Opportunities
NYSERDA; Deadline: October 4, 2011
County of Maui, Deadline: November 4, 2011
The County of Maui, Hawaii, has issued an RFP to develop an LFG energy project at the Central Maui Landfill located in Puunene, Hawaii. The county is looking for a responsible, qualified developer to create an LFG energy project. The RFP may be obtained at the County of Maui Department of Finance’s Purchasing Division.[collapse]
New LMOP Partners
LMOP welcomes the following new Partners:
|Partner Type||Organization Name||City||State|
|Energy||Lockhart Power Company||Lockhart||SC|
|Industry||Aggregated Micro Power||Chicago||IL|
|Biosphere Consultants, LLC||Houston||TX|
|Crowder Construction Company||Apex||NC|
|Earthwise Energy Technologies||Pawtucket||RI|
|Engineering Solutions & Design, Inc.||Overland Park||KS|
|Environmental Site Solutions||Anacortes||WA|
|GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.||Providence||RI|
|Hester Environmental Corporation||Dublin||GA|
|Landfill Gas Collectors||San Juan||PR|
|Landfill Gas Technologies||Gurabo||PR|
|Merchant Street Capital||Honolulu||HI|
|Morgan Stanley Capital Group||Vancouver||Canada|
|Native Sun Power||Monument||CO|
|Protective Power Systems & Controls, Inc.||Poughkeepsie||NY|
|Rypos, Inc.||Fort Washington||PA|
|Trinity Green Services, LLC||Carrollton||TX|
|Zalco Laboratories, Inc.||Bakersfield||CA|
To learn more about these Partners, please visit the Partner page on the LMOP website.