Landfill Methane Outreach Program
11th Annual LMOP Conference Proceedings
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At the 2008 LMOP Conference, held in Washington, D.C., on January 9—10, attendees learned about the latest projects, technologies, and financial incentives. Once again, the conference included technical presentations, exhibits, and a Project Expo. Listed below are the panels held at the conference and the speakers who presented.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008
International Project Expo Opportunities
In 2008, the LMOP Project Expo went global. LMOP has been working to promote landfill gas energy projects worldwide. To see detailed information on international landfills in search of development, please visit the Global Methane Initiative website.
Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. EPA
Welcome and Conference Overview
Brian Guzzone, Team Leader, LMOP, U.S. EPA (PDF) (19 pp, 882K)
Session 1: Financing LFG Energy Projects—Tax Credits, Interplay of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Greenhouse Gas Credits (GHGs)
- Status of Federal Energy Policy Legislation and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
Paul Burkett, Rath, Young, Pignatelli (PDF) (14 pp, 149K);
Laura Jones (PDF) (12 pp, 143K), and Doug Lamb (PDF) (11 pp, 168K), Hunton and Williams
- Panel: When Is Landfill Gas a REC or a GHG credit or Both?
Andrew Kolchins, Evolution Markets (PDF) (18 pp, 385K) and
Christy Magerkurth, First Environment (PDF) (14 pp, 55.4K)
Session 2: Perspectives on the Emerging International Landfill Gas Market
- Overestimation of Landfill Gas Recovery—Implications and Recommendation for Better Modeling Practices
Alex Stege, SCS Engineers (PDF) (26 pp, 1.1MB)
- How to Conduct and Survive a Pump Test Internationally: Lessons Learned From the Methane to Markets Partnership
Adrian Loening, Carbon Trade Ltd (PDF) (26 pp, 1.2MB)
2007 LMOP Partner and Project of the Year Awards Luncheon (PDF) (16 pp, 472K)
EPA Recognizes Clean Energy Initiatives for Turning Landfills into Community Assets and Cutting Greenhouse Gases
» EPA Press Release
Session 3: What's New in '07—Part 1
- Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA)—How a Local Government Self-Developed and Marketed a LFG Project
Scott Mengle, SECCRA (PDF) (30 pp, 1.1MB)
- City of Greenville (SC) LFG Project and the Role of Carbon Credits
Bob Priola, EcoSecurities (PDF) (20 pp, 659K)
Session 4: What's Driving Demand for LFG High Btu Projects?
- Rumpke—Cincinnati: the Largest Operating High Btu Project in the U.S.
G.R. (Rick) O'Mahony, Montauk Energy, and Sean Mezei, QuestAir (PDF) (19 pp, 675K)
- Jefferson Davis Parish Landfill Project—High-Btu at a Small Landfill
Luke Morrow, President, Southtex Renewables (PDF) (7 pp, 964K)
- Greentree High Btu Landfill Gas Project—The Largest Designed Landfill Gas High-Btu Project in the U.S.
Jim Schretter, Beacon Generating, LLC (PDF) (22 pp, 807K)
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Session 5: What's New in '07—Part 2
- Iris Glen Landfill Gas Project—Fueling the Local VA Hospital
Dennis Bollinger, Energy Systems Group, and Phil Pindzola, City of Johnson City (PDF) (32 pp, 3.1MB)
- Lessons Learned Developing a New LFG to CNG Project in Ohio
Jeff Cook, Acrion Technologies (PDF) (18 pp, 736K)
- Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority's Renewable Energy Education Facility
Steve Gabrielle, PPL, and Scott Werkheiser, Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (PDF) (18 pp, 1.7MB)
Session 6: Raising the Bar: Impacts of New GHG and Regulatory Initiatives—Industry and NGO Perspective
- The Role of Solid Waste and Climate Change: Perspectives From the Solid Waste Industry for Climate Solution (SWICS)
Amy Banister, Waste Management (PDF) (32 pp, 531K)
- An NGO's Role in Aggregating Carbon in Landfill Gas Projects
Jason Hoyle, Appalachian State University (PDF) (12 pp, 321K)
- Casella's Strategy to Meet Its 10% Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal
Abbie Webb, Casella Waste Systems (PDF) (9 pp, 134K)
Session 7: Project Development Perspectives
- Project Partner Perspectives—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Viewpoints From the Landfill, Developer, and End User
Scott Keeley, Siemens Building Technologies, and Colin Covington, Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority (PDF) (18 pp, 392K); and
Laura Dzamka, Kimberly-Clark (PDF) (8 pp, 273K)
Session 8: Landfill Gas Regulatory and Technical Considerations
- The Latest in Siloxane Removal—an Evaluation of Four Technologies
Ed Wheless, County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and Mark Hughes, Solar Turbines, Inc. (PDF) (23 pp, 671K)
- Status of Landfill NSPS/EG Amendments
Hillary Glover, U.S. EPA (PDF) (9 pp, 50K)
- Bioreactor Landfills and Landfill Gas Project Development
Robert Gardner, SCS Engineers (PDF) (21 pp, 300K)