The Hall of Flame originated to formally acknowledge and recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the landfill gas industry. In place of the tangible award and formal induction that accompany the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award, induction into the Hall of Flame is done through a formal announcement of a selected group of inductees, and includes providing a signed certificate of achievement for each inductee. The first award and induction of members occurred in 1997. In 2014, the Landfill Gas and Biogas Technical Division decided to induct new members every three years. Hall of Flame awards are presented at the SOAR conference.