Source: The Standard
General Motors expects to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent while reducing its reliance on hydro, through a $28-million cogeneration project unveiled at its St. Catharines operation Monday.
It’s doing it using renewable landfill gas, piped in from a Walker Industries property three kilometres away.
Carolyne Watts, director at GM’s Glendale Avenue propulsion plant, said the system “makes us more competitive today by reducing the costs of our electricity and by helping protect against future carbon costs.”
“A project like this helps position us competitively for the future.”
Several years in the planning, work started about two years ago. It uses gas that normally would be vented and flared-off at the landfill.