GE’s Jenbacher Technology Helps Launch New Clean Energy Project in Lebanon

By Chemical Processing staff

Jul 16, 2013

Lebanon is rolling out a landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project near Beirut using GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology.

The on-site power project will be powered by one of GE’s Jenbacher J312 landfill gas engines and potentially will generate 637 kilowatts of renewable electricity. This project also will eliminate the equivalent of about 12,400 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the amount of emissions produced by about 6,100 cars per year, according to GE.

Operated by averda international, the project is considered to be a pilot project and could be expanded to utilize the Naameh facility’s full capacity. 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.

GE's Jenbacher gas engines are part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio.

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