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Jenbacher Engines for Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project

Posted on June 28, 2005

GE Energy has been awarded a contract to provide two 1.4 MW Jenbacher JGC 420 GS-L.L gas engines for a new landfill gas-to-energy plant being built in Genova in northern Italy - it is expected that four additional engines will be installed at the site. The engines will be supplied to Asja Ambiente Italia SPA of Torino, the environmental engineering procurement company installing the engines at the Monte Scarpino municipal landfill site in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This project is considered a twin of a plant at the Basse di Stura landfill that began operating in 2004. All of the plant’s power output will be delivered to the local grid.

In addition to the fully containerized Jenbacher gas engines, GE’s scope of supply includes the patented Jenbacher CL.AIR exhaust gas treatment system for each engine, plant commissioning, and start-up services. By utilizing Jenbacher’s CL.AIR system — a secondary treatment of exhaust gas — the plant can achieve carbon monoxide emission levels of under 300 mg/Nm3, below the Italian government’s maximum of 500 mg/Nm3. Italy is encouraging the development of landfill energy projects to help the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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