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GE Jenbacher's 45.6 MW Queensland Mine Gas Project Helps Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Posted on December 8, 2008

GE Energy's largest ecomagination certified, coal mine methane (CMM) power plant has been commissioned ahead of schedule as more mining companies seek to utilize their mine gas to create electricity for local use and reduce their site emissions. The methane-rich mine gas is being used to generate onsite power at Anglo Coal's Moranbah North mine in the state of Queensland, helping to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas that can escape into the atmosphere.

Through the capture and utilization of mine gas, the Moranbah North project will deliver significant environmental benefits, saving up to about 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year. The 15-engine, 45.6 MW power plant, contracted by Energy Developments Limited is designed to contribute to the country's energy development goals and is accredited under the New South Wales Government Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme.

GE has supplied its Jenbacher engines for several of Australia's largest coal mine methane projects, demonstrating environmental benefits and reliability of the engines, as well as their crucial ability to adjust to the mine gas' fluctuating quality levels.

For more information: WWW.GE.COM

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