An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)

Landfill Gas Energy Project Data

The LMOP Landfill and Landfill Gas Energy Project Database contains landfill gas (LFG) energy project information. Hundreds of LFG energy projects are currently in operation with applications such as generating electricity, firing kilns, upgrading LFG into pipeline-quality gas, heating greenhouses and buildings and providing steam for industrial processes.

The Excel files provided here include a full list of currently operational projects and a list of under-construction or planned projects. For landfills that report under EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), LMOP cross-references that dataset by including GHGRP’s 7-digit Facility Identifier.

Viewing the Data

There are many ways to sort and filter the data in the files below so that they are most helpful to you. Commonly used subsets of the project data include:

  • Project Type Category or LFG Energy Project Type
    • Electricity (includes engines, turbines and cogeneration)
    • Direct-use (includes medium-Btu technologies such as boilers and other direct thermal uses)
    • Renewable Natural Gas (including option to sort by delivery method - pipeline injection or local use)
  • Project Developer
  • Project Start Date
  • MW Capacity
  • LFG Flow to Project (mmscfd)

The detailed file of operational projects includes separate rows for projects that have changed in size over time and/or use LFG from more than one landfill, while the aggregated file of operational projects contains only a single row for each unique project.

Download a free Excel spreadsheet viewer.

LFG Energy Project Data Files [September 2018]

Project Profiles

These historical profiles highlight select projects and include information such as location, technology type, energy end user, and projected cost savings. Information contained in the project profiles was last updated in 2010, but stakeholders may find this information useful while examining opportunities to design new projects.

Name Project Type State
Alameda Municipal Power and Palo Alto Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three GE-Jenbacher 1,060 kW engines) California
Altamont Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Project Alternative Fuel (liquefied natural gas) California
BMW Manufacturing Landfill Gas Energy Projects Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration - 2 gas turbines) and Direct Thermal (23 paint shop oven burners and indirect heating of paint shop) South Carolina
Brown Station Road On-Site Electrical Generation Project Reciprocating Engine Maryland
Catawba County Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (three) North Carolina
Centralia Landfill Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Washington
Clay Mining LFG Application Direct Thermal (flash drying step used in the processing of mined clay) Georgia
Crow Wing County Small On-site Boiler Project Boiler Minnesota
DeKalb County and Georgia Power Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) Georgia
Delaware Solid Waste Authority Cherry Island Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler/Steam Turbine Delaware
Earthmovers, IN Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Indiana
EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center Boiler and Direct Thermal (furnaces and kilns) North Carolina
Escambia County - Gulf Power LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (2 Caterpillar 3520C/SR4B generator sets) Florida
Fred Weber-Pattonville High School Landfill Gas Recovery Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (oil burner, rotary dryers, infrared heater, forced air furnaces) Missouri
Frederick County Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (2 GE Jenbacher J320 engines) Virginia
General Motors Ft. Wayne Truck Assembly Plant Boiler Indiana
Granger Energy and Rolls-Royce Greenhouse, Boiler, Turbine Indiana
Granger Energy Multi-User Project With Conestoga Landfill Direct Thermal (boilers, hot oil heaters, process water heaters, remote thermal oxidizers, ovens, space heater, rooftop building heaters) Pennsylvania
Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority and PPL Energy Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520s) Pennsylvania
Greentree High Btu Landfill Gas Energy Project High Btu Pennsylvania
Greenville Gas Producers, LLC and Greenville County, South Carolina Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar G3520s) South Carolina
Hoffman Road LFG and Bay View WWTP Digester Gas 10-MW Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (Combined Cycle-gas turbine & steam turbine and heat recovery steam generator) Ohio
Honeywell LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (process heater at ammonia plant) Virginia
Hyland Landfill Renewable Energy Facility-Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Reciprocating Engine (three) New York
I-95 Landfill - Infrared Tube Heaters Direct Thermal (infrared tube heaters) Virginia
International's Springfield Assembly Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (process ovens) Ohio
Iris Glen Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Reciprocating Engine Tennessee
J.J Brunner, PA Leachate Evaporation Leachate Evaporation Pennsylvania
Jackson County NC Green Energy Park Greenhouse and Direct Thermal (blacksmithing, metal foundry, glassblowing) North Carolina
Jefferson City, MO Renewable Energy Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (three GE Jenbacher JMS-320 engines) Missouri
Jefferson Parish and Cytec Industries LFG Energy Project Direct Thermal (process air pre-heater and furnace) Louisiana
Jenkins Brick Jordan Plant Landfill Gas Energy Project Direct Thermal (brick kilns) Alabama
Lancaster County LFG Energy Project with Turkey Hill Dairy Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) Pennsylvania
Lanchester Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (thermal oxidizers, heaters, ovens) Pennsylvania
Lee County Generating Station Reciprocating Engine (three 1.8-MW engines) and Gas Turbine (5.5 MW Solar Taurus 60 turbine) South Carolina
MARS Snackfood US and the City of Waco Landfill Boiler Texas
Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority Small Engine Project Reciprocating Engine Virginia
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Direct-Use Project Boiler Maryland
Newton County Renewable Energy Business Park LFG Direct-Use Project Direct Thermal (4 direct-fire gas burners) Indiana
Oak Grove Landfill High Btu Project High Btu Georgia
Ox Mountain Landfill Gas Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (six GE Jenbacher JGS 616 GS-LL engines) California
Pen Argyl Green Knights Gas Turbine (three) Pennsylvania
Rutgers University EcoComplex - Greenhouse Greenhouse (Boiler, Aquaculture) New Jersey
Salt Lake Valley Landfill Gas Energy Project with Murray City Power Reciprocating Engine (two 800 kW engines and one 1.6 MW engine) Utah
Seward County and National Beef Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler Kansas
Sioux Falls Landfill and POET Ethanol Direct-Use Project Boiler (steam for ethanol production) South Dakota
South Kent Generating Station Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520Cs) Michigan
Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA) Landfill Gas Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (one Caterpillar 3516 870-kW engine and one GE-Jenbacher 20-cylinder engine) Pennsylvania
St. John's Landfill Direct Thermal (lime kilns) Oregon
SWACO Green Energy Center Microturbine and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Ohio
University of New Hampshire EcoLine™ Cogeneration System High Btu (piped to existing cogeneration gas turbine plant) New Hampshire
Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Gas Turbine (two Solar Taurus 60 gas turbines with heat recovery) Texas
Wood Road Generating Station-Lansing Board of Water & Light Reciprocating Engine (four Caterpillar 3516s and three Caterpillar 3520s) Michigan
 

Top of Page