Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton is a Senior Vice President and our National Expert on Landfill Gas and Biogas to Energy. He is the Director of our SCS Energy Business Unit, which designs, builds, and operates biogas — primarily landfill gas (LFG) and digester-gas-to-energy projects.
He has over 30 years of environmental project experience, with particular emphasis in solid waste management. Mr. Hamilton’s project experience ranges from hands-on participation in field and design work to direction of solid waste management projects. This work has involved over 700 projects on more than 350 sites throughout the United States and in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Egypt, India, Jamaica, México, Panama, Poland, and Puerto Rico. His project responsibilities have included solid waste planning; solid waste privatization; landfill siting, design, and operations and closure permits and plans; landfill contamination assessments and remedial actions; landfill leachate monitoring and treatment system design; landfill groundwater and landfill gas (LFG) monitoring programs; landfill Clean Air Act (CAA) permitting and compliance; LFG Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, digester gas and LFG-to-energy (LFGE) recovery feasibility due diligence, studies, and investigations; and the testing, design, installation, and operation of digester gas and LFGE facilities, and LFG migration and emission control systems.
SCS Energy has performed over 65 design or design/build biogas-to-energy projects and currently operates/maintains biogas-to-energy projects nationwide. The biogas end-uses include production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from landfills and digesters for injection into natural gas pipelines, electric power generation (reciprocating internal combustion engines, turbines, microturbines, and fuel cells), production of biogas-derived compressed natural gas (CNG) for use as vehicle fuel, and direct-use of biogas in lieu of natural gas at industrial, utility, and institutional facilities.
Mr. Hamilton has served as Director of SWANA’s Landfill Gas/Biogas Technical Division. He also served as Chair of SWANA’s Landfill Gas Training Program for over 10 years, and remains active in SWANA. He has extensive experience in providing solid waste training and education at numerous venues in the United States and abroad.
Contact Steve at 707-695-8543 or