As part of its efforts to address the growing demand for electricity in Lebanon, the country is rolling out its first landfill gas to energy project in Naameh, near Beirut, using GE’s (NYSE: GE) ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engine technology.
GE said that the on-site power project will use one of its Jenbacher J312 landfill gas engines and will potentially generate 637 kW of electricity, while eliminating the equivalent of around 12,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Operated by environmental solutions provider, averda international, the project is considered to be a pilot project and could be expanded to utilize the Naameh landfill facility’s full gas production 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 potential benefit of the Naameh project is that it could encourage other landfill sites to use the gas that is currently being flared for conversion to electricity,” said Nabil Habayeb, GE’s president and CEO for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region.
Hani Wazzan, supply chain director at averda added: “This collaboration creates an opportunity for strengthening the cooperation between GE and averda to apply similar technologies in other sites operated by averda in Lebanon and the region.”
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