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Landfill gas project earns honors for MCLB

A new flag will soon fly over Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base, signifying their effort to conserve energy.

Officials will fly to Washington to receive the small base Water and Energy Management award from the Secretary of the Navy.

MCLB-Albany earned the award for its new project that converts landfill gas emissions into energy to operate the base.

The energy flag will fly over the base for a year. Local leaders say the honor is significant, especially with potential deep military spending cuts on the horizon.

"The more efficient and effective our base is the better it puts us in the depot arena. If we can do something less expensive than others we can also show our energy dependence, renewable energy, being able to create up to 30% of the energy at the base for renewable energy from land fill gases it's just really, really special,"  said Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

Col. Terry Williams, MCLB Base Commanding Officer said, "This honor goes out to all of the folks who have worked hard to bring our plan together.  Their creativity, determination, and expertise level have all been key to us winning this award."

The award also comes with $30,000 for the base.

 

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