General Motors Canada has proposed a massive renewable energy project for the St. Catharines powertrain facility in the province of Ontario. The automaker laid out plans for a 6.4-megawatt co-generation plant to power the facility by landfill gas.
The automaker, Alectra Utilities, Integrated Gas Recovery Services and the TargetGHG program—funded by Canada’s Ministry of Research—partnered on the proposal. The project would be a major part of Canada’s Climate Change Action Plan.
“With the help of our province’s innovative cleantech companies, the TargetGHG program will help build a prosperous, low carbon economy and create a cleaner, more sustainable future for Ontario,” said Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.
When the project is completed, greenhouse gas production will fall 77 percent and 32 percent of the facility will run on renewable energy. It would be the largest renewable energy project of any GM powertrain facility. It will also be Ontario’s first complete renewable landfill gas industrial co-generation system.