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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

EPA Recognizes Partners for Creative Use of Landfill Gas to Achieve Economic and Environmental Benefits (2010)

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 19, 2011, Partners accepted the following awards at EPA’s 14th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore, Maryland.

Projects of the Year: For 2010, LMOP is pleased to recognize five projects that creatively use landfill gas (LFG) in a range of applications and capacities. These projects overcame barriers, created jobs, and applied innovative technology, creating a new source of renewable energy to benefit the local community.

Community Partner of the Year: Escambia County, Pensacola, FL — Escambia County brought together a diverse technical team and federal grant funding to develop a replacement project at its Perdido Landfill. Gulf Power purchases the initial 3.2 megawatts for its residential and commercial customers, and the project was designed for future expansion to 6.4 megawatts.

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