Morris Township, N.J.-based Honeywell International has received the US Environmental Protection
Agency’s (EPA’s) 2004 Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) Project of the Year Award for an
initiative to recover methane-rich landfill gas for use at the Honeywell Nylon plant in Hopewell,
Va. Co-recipients of the award include Charlotte-based Enerdyne Power Systems Inc. and
Houston-based Waste Management Inc. (WMI), which partnered with Honeywell to build a 23-mile
pipeline from the WMI Atlantic Waste landfill in Waverly, Va., to the nylon plant. The pipeline
went on-line in January 2004 and has reduced consumption of natural gas fuel by 15 percent.
“The reduction in [carbon dioxide] air emissions over the life of the landfill is equivalent to
planting 5,544 square miles of trees and saving 1.2 billion gallons of oil,” said Keith Togna, site
energy leader for the Honeywell Hopewell plant. LMOP promotes landfill gas as a valuable local
energy source that can serve as an alternative to conventional sources of energy.