Washington, D.C. [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Landfill owners and developers can now turn to a new resource to aid in development of landfill gas to energy (LFGE) projects, Methane to Markets International Landfill Database. Created by the EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), the Web-based database stores information on landfill location, physical characteristics, gas collection system characteristics, waste characteristics, and site operations.
LMOP developed the International Landfill Database as a contribution to the Landfill Technical Subcommittee of the Methane to Markets Partnership. The database serves as a voluntary data repository to promote the development of landfill gas to energy projects.
The EPA has also recognized accomplishments by landfill methane producers that have reduced emissions and created renewable energy. On January 9, 2008, the partners accepted awards at EPA’s annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo in Washington, DC. Among the winners was Ameresco for Industry Partner of the Year and Alameda Power & Telecom for Energy Partners of the Year. A complete list of winners is available through the EPA.“The collaborative team work with the landfill owners, communities, and energy purchasers enabled us to be innovative, overcome project development barriers, and get the job done,” said Michael Bakas, Ameresco vice president for renewable energy. “Ameresco is proud to work with such great partners and to be a part of these exciting projects that have a positive, material impact to the environment and the surrounding communities.”