Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project Wins Award
It was always an exciting project – generating electricity from the methane captured at the Al Qusais landfill in Dubai[GE1] . And now it’s winning awards. This project, which is powered by a GE Jenbacher gas engine, was named “Energy Efficiency Project of the Year” at the recent BGreen Awards 2013.
The award was given to Green Energy Solutions and Sustainability LLC, a Dubai-based alternative and renewable energy solutions company, that was the project integrator.
The project includes capturing the methane from the landfill and using some of it to power the Jenbacher, which then provides the electricity for lighting, power and the chillers needed to operate a high-temperature gas flaring facility and other buildings at the landfill. The gas-flaring facility – the first in the region – burns the methane at a very high temperature, thereby minimizing the impact of this powerful greenhouse gas on the atmosphere.
The Jenbacher engine’s flexibility is ideal for the job, both in being able provide distributed power to smaller facilities and because of the many types of fuel it can use. Currently generating 1 megawatt of power, the project ultimately will see 20 megawatts of electricity produced at the landfill using captured landfill methane.
GE will be showcasing its ecomagination product portfolio, technologies and solutions which create sustainable outcomes, at its stand at the 7th World Future Energy Summit, one of several events that are part of the 2nd Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week between January 18-25, 2014.
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