Northern Ontario Launches Methane Powered Electricity Plant

Sudbury, Canada [ Greater Sudbury Utilities launched its Landfill Gas Generation System last week. The first of its kind in Northern Ontario, the gas generation plant at the Sudbury Landfill is a project that captures methane gas from the municipal landfill to create electricity. It is a partnership between the City of Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Utilities and Toromont Energy Limited. The gas generation plant will operate at 1.2 MW in 2007, 1.5 MW in 2008 and achieve full capacity of 1.6 MW in 2009. The Landfill Gas Generation system is designed to accommodate a second engine which Greater Sudbury Utilities plans to add in five years.


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