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GE Jenbacher Landfill Gas Engines to Power 35 MW Project

Posted on April 27, 2009

One of the world’s largest landfill gas-to-energy projects was formally unveiled in Istanbul April 25. This project was developed as part of a national initiative to reduce the environmental impacts of solid waste facilities and use the landfills’ gas to generate electricity.

Capturing the gas to create renewable electricity will help reduce the landfills’ annual emissions by an average 1 million tons of CO2 equivalents during the 22-year life spans of the plants, according to the project owner. The gas-to-energy project is being registered for international carbon credits to help provide financial support through a carbon credit trading system—thus making the project economically attractive.

Turkey has been rapidly modernizing its energy infrastructure to encourage the development of new, domestic alternative and renewable energy supplies, including landfill gas. Located at two landfill sites in Istanbul, the new renewable energy plants will be powered by a total of 23 of GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines.

The order was arranged by Topkapi Endustri Mallarý Ticaret A.Þ. of Istanbul, GE’s longtime local gas engine distributor that is responsible for servicing the plants and providing spare parts support.

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