GE's ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher gas engines will power China's largest landfill gas power generation project.
The Laogang LFG project is owned by Laogang Renewable Energy Company, a joint venture formed by Veolia and Shanghai Environment Group, and supports the Chinese government's 12th Five-Year Plan, during which China plans to invest more than CNY260 billion in the waste treatment industry including waste-to-energy initiatives by 20151.
Seven of GE's ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher J420 gas engines, which will provide about 10 megawatts of electricity, will power the new Laogang LFG facility located in Shanghai. Each J420 engine combusts 2.7 million cubic meters of methane each year, providing an overall yearly reduction of greenhouse gas of around 18.9 million cubic meters for the seven gas engines. Laogang 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.
The gas engines are scheduled to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012 with commercial operation expected in December 2012.