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December 4, 2013

GM using landfill gas to power Fort Wayne plant

ROANOKE, Ind. — General Motors Corp. is spending $11 million at its Fort Wayne Assembly Plant to create a small power plant to supply 40 percent of the factory's operations.

GM spokeswoman Amanda Kurzman tells WPTA-TV the move will save GM about $5 million a year and reduce the truck assembly plant's carbon footprint.

Since 2002 the plant has been using landfill gas to create steam for its boilers. For that project, a pipeline was built to deliver the gas from a landfill about nine miles away.

Now, a new building is being constructed to house several generators that will turn the landfill gas into energy the plant can use. It's due to be up and running by May.

 

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