EPA recognizes SC Johnson, GM for use of 'green power' from landfills

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized two companies for their use of renewable energy from landfills as part of the 16th annual Green Power Leadership Awards in San Francisco.
  • SC Johnson won an Excellence in Green Power Award for producing 44% of its U.S. electricity from renewable sources, including 16 kWh of electricity from a landfill gas-to-energy system which it owns and operates in Wisconsin.
  • General Motors (GM) won a Direct Project Engagement Award for generating more than half of the Orion Assembly Plant's from an on-site landfill gas system in Michigan.