GM to add four landfill-gas fired generators at Indiana plant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is taking comment until Nov. 16 on a draft air permit approval that would allow General Motors to add four generators with 6.4 MW of total capacity at one of its manufacturing plants.

The permit revision application as from General Motors LLC Fort Wayne Assembly, which has a plant located at Roanoke, Ind. GM in June applied to construct and operate four generators that will operate on landfill gas and supply electricity to its assembly facility.

This would be in addition it existing oil-, landfill gas- and natural gas-fired facilities at the site. The four identical landfill gas-fired generators, identified as Gen 1 through Gen 4, would each have a maximum output rating of 2,242 horsepower, using no controls, and each exhausting through Stack S01

This is not the only ongoing air permitting by GM for its one of its plants. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is out for comment until Nov. 1 on a draft air permit that would allow GM to add landfill gas-fired generators – and rip out two coal boilers – at the Orion Assembly Plant in that state. The proposed installation of the five engines will be used to produce up to 8,000 kW (8 MW) of electricity for the GM facility.

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