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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

International Activities

LMOP's efforts to promote landfill gas (LFG) recovery and use extends beyond U.S. borders. Internationally, LMOP works with organizations to promote LFG recovery and use by offering a variety of outreach, education, and technical assistance services to countries interested in LFG energy project development.

LMOP has assessed the technical and economic feasibility of LFG energy project development at selected landfills in a number of countries around the world — conducting energy project assessments and outreach and trainings in major cities, as well as developing international LFG generation models.

More recently, EPA has been working with the Global Methane Initiative – an international initiative that focuses on advancing cost-effective, near-term methane recovery and use as a clean energy source. Since the Partnership's November 2004 launch, nearly 40 countries and the European Commission countries have joined the initiative to target methane capture and use opportunities from landfills, agriculture, underground coal mines, and oil and natural gas systems. This voluntary initiative builds on the successful work done by LMOP as well as its sister programs, the Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP), AgSTAR, and the Gas STAR Program.

If you are interested in learning more about our international efforts and are currently developing, or considering developing, LFG energy projects outside of the United States, please visit the Global Methane Initiative website Exiting EPA. For inquiries about specific Partner countries, please feel free to contact the LMOP country leads listed below.

For general Global Methane Initiative and international inquiries, contact:
  Administrative Support Group
For Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, contact:
Flag of Brazil Flag of Chile Flag of Dominican Republic Flag of El Salvador Flag of Indoneisa Flag of Mexico Flag of Nicaragua Flag of Philippines Flag of Thailand Flag of Vietnam Chris Godlove (godlove.chris@epa.gov)
Phone: (202) 343-9795
Fax: (202) 343-2202
For India, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, contact:
Flag of India Flag of Nigeria Flag of Russia Flag of Turkey Flag of Ukraine Swarupa Ganguli (ganguli.swarupa@epa.gov)
Phone: (202) 343-9732
Fax: (202) 343-2202
For Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru, Poland, Serbia, contact:
Flag of Argentina Flag of Bulgaria Flag of China Flag of Colombia Flag of Ecuador Flag of Ethiopia Flag of Ghana Flag of Peru Flag of Poland Flag of Serbia Tom Frankiewicz (frankiewicz.thomas@epa.gov)
Phone: (202) 343-9232
Fax: (202) 343-2202

Global Methane Initiative Exiting EPA is an international Partnership working to reduce global methane emissions from landfills, underground coal mines, natural gas and oil systems, and animal waste management while creating clean, sustainable energy.

The International Landfill Database Exiting EPA is a Global Methane Initiative tool with landfill information critical to project developers, investors, and policy makers.

International Landfill Inventory and Economic Data
U.S. EPA data on international greenhouse gas emissions and costs associated with reducing emissions from landfills and LFG energy projects may be obtained from the Economic and Inventory, International Analyses website.

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