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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
  • Electric Generation and Rated Capacity (MW)
  • 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 [March 2020]

Project Profiles

These profiles highlight select historical and recent LFG energy projects with information such as location, technology type, energy end user and projected cost savings. Stakeholders may find this information useful while examining opportunities to design new projects. Information contained in the project profiles was last reviewed in March 2020.

Name Project Type State
BMW Manufacturing Landfill Gas Energy Project Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (two gas turbines) South Carolina
Crow Wing County Small Onsite Boiler Project Boiler Minnesota
Escambia County - Gulf Power LFG Energy Project Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520C/SR4B generator sets) Florida
Frederick County Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (two GE Jenbacher J320 engines) Virginia
Greenville Gas Producers and Greenville County, South Carolina Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar G3520s) South Carolina
Hyland Landfill Renewable Energy Facility-Casella Waste Systems Reciprocating Engine (three Caterpillar G3520s) New York
Iris Glen Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Reciprocating Engine Tennessee
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
Lanchester Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler and Direct Thermal (thermal oxidizers, heaters, ovens) Pennsylvania
Milner Butte Landfill and Idaho Power Company Reciprocating Engine (two Siemens SGE-56HM “locomotive” engines) Idaho
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Direct-Use Project Boiler Maryland
New River Clean Energy Facility in Raleigh County, WV Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) West Virginia
Newton County Renewable Energy Business Park LFG Direct-Use Project Direct Thermal (four direct-fire gas burners) Indiana
Ox Mountain Landfill Gas Electricity Project Reciprocating Engine (six GE Jenbacher JGS 616 GS-LL engines) California
Redwood Landfill and Marin Clean Energy Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520+ models) California
Seabreeze Environmental Landfill Renewable Natural Gas Project Renewable Natural Gas – Pipeline Injection – Vehicle Fuel and Directed Biogas Texas
Seward County and National Beef Landfill Gas Energy Project Boiler Kansas
Shreveport Landfill Renewable Natural Gas Renewable Natural Gas – Pipeline Injection – Vehicle Fuel Louisiana
South Kent Generating Station Reciprocating Engine (two Caterpillar 3520Cs) Michigan
SWACO Renewable Natural Gas Renewable Natural Gas – Pipeline Injection – Vehicle Fuel Ohio
University of New Hampshire EcoLine™ Cogeneration System Renewable Natural Gas – Pipeline Injection – Electricity (piped to existing cogeneration gas turbine plant) New Hampshire
Vogel Disposal Vehicle Fuel Projects Renewable Natural Gas – Pipeline Injection and Local Use – Vehicle Fuel Pennsylvania

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

Name Project Type State
Altamont Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Project Alternative Fuel (liquefied natural gas) California
EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center Boiler and Direct Thermal (furnaces and kilns) North Carolina
Lancaster County LFG Energy Project with Turkey Hill Dairy Combined Heat and Power (cogeneration) (two Caterpillar 3520 engines) Pennsylvania
Salt Lake Valley Landfill Gas Energy Project with Murray City Power Reciprocating Engine (two 800 kW engines and one 1.6 MW engine) Utah
Sioux Falls Landfill and POET Ethanol Direct-Use Project Boiler (steam for ethanol production) South Dakota
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
 

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