General Motors permits landfill gas-fired generators in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management on Dec. 6 issued an air permit revision General Motors LLC for its Fort Wayne Assembly plant covering the construction of four landfill gas-fired generators.

These generators, rated at 2,242 brake horsepower each, will utilize landfill gas delivered via pipeline from a landfill to the GM facility. Used would be Caterpillar G3520C generators, identified as Gen 1 though Gen 4.

Already located at this automobile and light truck assembly plant are several natural gas-, landfill gas- and oil-fired facilities. That includes a natural gas/No. 2 or No. 6 fuel oil/landfill gas fired boiler, identified as 003, constructed in 1968, relocated to the source in August 1985, with a maximum capacity of 240 MMBtu/hr. Another existing facility is a natural gas/No. 2 fuel oil/landfill gas fired boiler, identified as 004, constructed in April 1992, approved in 2011 to combust landfill gas, with a maximum capacity of 228 MMBtu/hr for natural gas and landfill gas, and 220 MMBtu/hr for No. 2 fuel oil. There is also one natural gas/No. 2 fuel oil-fired boiler, identified as 005, constructed in March 1993, with a maximum capacity of 228 MMBtu/hr for natural gas, and 220 MMBtu/hr for No. 2 fuel oil.

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