Ohio Green Energy Center Wins 2009 Innovation Award

LONG BEACH, CA – FirmGreen, Inc. announces that its Green Energy Center (GEC) project developed in partnership with Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), was recognized by Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) with the 2009 Innovation Award. SWANA’s Excellence Awards were held at its annual Wastecon show, held September 22-24 in Long Beach, CA.

Key to the project’s recognition is its direct use of landfill gas(LFG) to produce CNG vehicle fuel; the majority of landfill-to-energy projects produce electrical power or generate steam for boilers. The facility was designed to take advantage of the unique attributes of FirmGreen’s CO2 Wash® technology that clean contaminants from LFG and separate CO2 from methane in a single process, to produce a highly purified methane that is able to meet OEM vehicle fuel specifications for biomethane.

The project also received recognition from the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) in January 2009 with a Project of the Year award.

FirmGreen® is a privately held, integrated energy company participating in virtually all aspects of the global green energy business.  FirmGreen identifies, develops, and commercializes new and emerging technologies, and alternative fuels that promise to play an increasingly important role in the world’s energy mix.

FirmGreen uses its proprietary biogas processing technology to convert landfill gas to renewable CNG.  The company provides fleet services to help communities make the transition to green CNG (gCNG®), a clean and sustainable fuel from domestic resources.