Landfill Gas to Energy Systems

A significant component of Geosyntec's landfill engineering practice is the management of landfill gas and compliance with air quality standards. Our expertise with landfill gas management services is built upon our legacy of being a recognized leader in helping our clients achieve safe, secure containment of regulated wastes since our founding in 1983.

We work with facility owners and operators to optimize the construction of landfill gas collection and control systems through phased development as cells are constructed and closed. Through proper sequencing, we can take advantage of the installed infrastructure and keep landfill gas flowing as a fuel source.

We assist our clients in the development of landfill gas-to-energy (GTE) projects, either through self-development or contracts through third parties. Geosyntec's innovation helps our clients create alternate revenue streams from landfill gas by converting it to compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel, fuel for on-site generators, or conditioning for direct use as either a medium or high BTU fuel. These beneficial uses also assist owners to meet sustainability objectives.

Geosyntec is a trusted consultant for compliance issues. We have successfully obtained permits for landfill gas flares and GTE facilities, including in severe non-attainment areas. We develop strategies that allow our clients to manage their air emission portfolios and plan future projects to be compliant with air regulations. We have excellent technical relationships with state and federal regulators throughout the country, and are recognized in the industry for our technology leadership.  We are also helping clients with registering their GTE facilities and obtaining renewable energy credits for the alternative energy produced.

Geosyntec is a dynamic and influential member of the international community of solid waste industry practitioners focused on furthering the science and technology of sound landfill gas management. We are a long-standing member of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) whose objective is to work in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable and professional waste management practices worldwide. Within the United States, Geosyntec is heavily involved at local and national levels with the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), providing speakers to conferences and serving on national committees for the Landfill Management and Landfill Gas Technical Divisions.

We also are a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source.

Lead Consultants

  • Majdi Othman, Ph.D., P.E.

    Majdi Othman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of engineering experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering projects.

  • James Stout, BCES
    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 35 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private an ...
  • Thomas Ramsey, P.E.
    Tom Ramsey is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on engineering design, construction management, and economic analyses associated with ...
  • Jesse Varsho, P.E., P.G.
    Jesse Varsho is a Principal Engineer and Geologist based in Illinois with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting, landfill engineering, construction quality assurance, permitt ...
  • Marc Rogoff, Ph.D.
    Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, ...
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Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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