EPA awards Pasadena-based company $19M contract

A Pasadena-based environmental engineering and consulting company announced today that it has been awarded a five-year, $19.7 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's landfill methane outreach program.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that, when properly managed and captured, can be used to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, vehicles and homes.

The EPA's program aims to reduce methane emissions from landfills by encouraging recovery and beneficial use of landfill gas as an energy source, according to Tetra Tech.

Working with the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, Climate Change Division, Tetra Tech will provide technical support for a variety of landfill program activities in the United States and internationally.

Tetra Tech will help the EPA conduct feasibility assessments; review policies and analyze markets; support tracking and reporting programs; develop emissions inventory protocols; conduct training and outreach; and support technology transfer and demonstration projects, among other activities.