landfill gas energy facility in Pennsylvania has been recognized as ”Project of the Year” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency”s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP).
HOUSTON, Texas – A landfill gas energy facility in Pennsylvania has been recognized as ‘Project of the Year’ from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). The Grand Central Sanitary Landfill in Northampton County is run by Waste Management Inc, but the green power from the 10 MW site is sold by the non-profit Green Knight Economic Development Corporation to a local utility. “This project is a win-win for all parties,” says Maurice Myers, chairman, president and CEO of WMI.”We were able to find a beneficial use for our landfill gas and, at the same time, help spur economic development in the community.” Landfill gas is produced through the natural breakdown of waste in landfill, and is classified as a renewable energy source in the United States. The fuel can be gathered and used directly for industrial use or sold to gas-to-energy plants to fuel engine or turbine-driven generators, which, in turn, generate electricity. WMI supplies landfill gas to 38 landfill gas-to-electricity projects, for a total of 160 MW of energy.