Includes individuals who made significant contributions to the LFG industry during its early years, or whose pre-eminent contributions were made during the 1980s.
Milt Bracy, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (circa 1974–1980)
Promoted development of LFG to fuel LADWP's Valley Steam Plant.
Craig Cassarino, New England Alternate Fuels (circa 1980–1983)
Developed the first commercial LFG-fueled electric power generation project at Brattleboro, VT.
Don Love, Love Process Engineering (circa 1974–1980)
Developed erosion control methods which allowed first LFG plant Palos Verdes to operate; did process engineering at GSF Selexol plants.
Frank Flower, Cook Extension, Rutgers (circa 1975–1982)
Performed early experiments on effect of LFG on vegetation.
Mike Nosanov, Engineering-Science, Mandeville & Associates (circa 1973–1989)
Performed early gas migration studies, developed first comprehensive LFG safety procedures.
Mike Wilkey, Gas Research Institute (circa 1979–1985)
Established several early research and development programs on LFG characterization and project development economics.
Jean Bogner, Argonne National Labs (circa 1980–1997)
Performed numerous studies and simulations on LFG composition, movement, production enhancement and emissions.
Charlotte Rines Frola, Department of Energy, GRCDA/SWANA (circa 1979–1997)
Managed DOE programs which provided funding for early R&D programs and LFG conferences.
Bob Ham, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison (circa 1975–1997)
Professor of Environmental Engineering. Performed extensive research on methanogenisis and LFG composition. Advised several Ph.D. candidates who later became prominent in the LFG industry.
Bob Kiley, NRG NuFuel, Reserve Synthetic Fuels (circa 1974–1981)
First full-time field test crew supervisor. Developed practical field methods for construction and operation of LFG wells, pipes and flares; trained many test technicians who are now the LFG industry's top experts.
Peter Woodfill, Reserve Synthetic Fuels, Woodfill & Assoc., SCS Field Services, Emcon (circa 1976–1988)
Member of first full-time LFG test crew; established first company to specialize in field construction of LFG systems.
Lanny Hickman, GRCDA, SWANA (circa 1980–1996)
Supported and funded annual LFG conferences, training programs, publications and work with government agencies that facilitated growth of the industry.
Fred Wehran, Wehran Energy (circa 1981–1995)
Developed several LFG to electricity plants on the East Coast in the 1980s.
Ellen Bogardus*, NYSERDA, SCS, CH2MHill (circa 1982–1997)
Directed first inventory of all New York landfills for methane potential; set up the formal structure and governance of the GRCDA LFG committee.
Tony Giuliani*, Brooklyn Union Gas (circa 1980–1986)
Managed LFG tests and projects for subsidiary Methane Development Corp, including joint ventures with GSF at Fresh Kills and Babylon.
Steve Maguin*, LACSD (circa 1976–1997)
Directed development of Puente Hills project and expansion of LACSD's LFG work.
Ray Huitric, LACSD (circa 1976–1997)
Led GRCDA/SWANA effort in working with the US EPA on development of the New Source Performance Standard rule.
Mike Carolan*, GSF Energy, City Management (circa 1981–1997)
Directed development of several key LFG projects for major developers in the 1980s.
Jim Walsh*, SCS Engineers (circa 1977–1997)
Developed significant early reference materials on the legal and regulatory aspects of LFG and designs for handling landfill fires.