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Jenbacher Engines To Power Laogang LFG Project

Posted on February 24, 2012

GE announced that Jenbacher J420 gas engines will power China’s largest landfill gas power generation project. The Laogang LFG project is owned by Laogang Renewable Energy Co., a joint venture formed by Veolia and Shanghai Environment Group. The project also supports the Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year Plan, which calls for China to invest more than US$41.3 billion in the waste treatment industry including waste-to-energy initiatives by 2015.

Seven of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines, which will provide about 10 MW of electricity, will power the new Laogang LFG facility located in Shanghai, China. Each J420 engine combusts 2.7 million m3 of methane each year, providing an overall yearly reduction of greenhouse gas of around 18.9 million m³ for the seven gas engines, GE said. The renewable energy company will sell any excess electricity generated to the grid.

GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines use the gas – consisting of methane, carbon dioxide and nitrogen – created during the decomposition of organic substances in a landfill. One of GE’s Jenbacher J420 gas engines running on landfill gas can generate 1.4 MW electricity while saving the emissions of more than 49 000 metric tons of CO2-equivalent per year, equivalent to the emissions from more than 9500 passenger cars on U.S. roads.

The gas engines are scheduled to begin shipping in this year’s second quarter, with commercial operation expected in December.

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