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Turning Waste Into Energy

GE Jenbacher gas engine assists in Lebanon landfill gas-to-energy project operated by averda

Posted on July 17, 2013

Lebanon will use GE Jenbacher technology in a renewable energy initiative at a landfill gas-to-energy project in Naameh, near Beirut.

Operated by averda Intl., the on-site power project will be powered by one of GE’s Jenbacher J312 landfill gas engines and will potentially generate 637 kW of renewable electricity, while eliminating the equivalent of about 11 250 T/yr of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Naameh is the biggest sanitary controlled landfill in Lebanon, serving the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area since it was established in 1997. The new LFGTE project is an initiative in which the waste is converted to useful energy, highlighting a new long-term energy development model that potentially can be emulated in other parts of the country, the company said.