General Motors Proposes Renewable Energy Project during St. Catharines Propulsion Plant

Posted on 09. Dec, 2017 by in GM Canada

General Motors Proposes Renewable Energy Project during St. Catharines Propulsion Plant

Project will assistance revoke hothouse gas emissions by 77 per cent from GM’s St Catharines operations





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Oshawa, Ontario (December 8, 2017)General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 megawatt co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to beget electricity and redeem thermal appetite to appetite and feverishness a St. Catharines Propulsion Plant. 

This plan is a partnership with Alectra Utilities, Integrated Gas Recovery Services and a TargetGHG program saved by a Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science that is administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Click here for some-more information.

“Supporting a efforts of vast industries in their query to revoke their hothouse gas emissions is an critical partial of a government’s Climate Change Action Plan,” says Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science. “With a assistance of a province’s innovative cleantech companies, a TargetGHG module will assistance build a prosperous, low CO economy and emanate a cleaner, some-more tolerable destiny for Ontario.”

The due plan will revoke net hothouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and revoke appetite electrical costs, improving a facility’s long-term competitiveness.

Once online in mid-2019, purify appetite will appetite approximately 32 per cent of a St. Catharines’ plant – a many of any of GM’s tellurian race operations worldwide.

“With a support of OCE, Alectra Utilities, and IGRS, this due co-generation plan will capacitate GM Canada and a partners to revoke net hothouse gas emissions from a St Catharines operations while significantly obscure a plant appetite handling costs,” pronounced David Paterson, Vice President of Corporate and Environmental Affairs, GM.

The plan will offer as Ontario’s initial finish renewable landfill gas industrial co-generation complement that delivers renewable landfill gas from an offsite source and distributes it around a dedicated tube to a co-generation plant located during a vast industrial facility.

General Motors’ renewable appetite use spans decades. The association is a first member of a Renewable Thermal Collaborative – an beginning of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance – to share best practices and boost recognition of renewable thermal technologies. GM committed to appetite all of a tellurian operations’ electricity with 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Greater use of thermal appetite helps residence heating and cooling needs to serve revoke emissions.

For some-more information on GM’s environmental commitment, revisit its sustainability report and environmental blog.

About General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s largest play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 8,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. More information on a association can be found during or by following @GMcanada on Twitter. 

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.

OCE drives a commercialization of cutting-edge investigate opposite pivotal marketplace sectors to build a economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario’s tellurian competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters a training and growth of a subsequent era of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a pivotal partner with Ontario’s industry, universities, colleges, investigate hospitals, investors and governments. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as modernized health, digital media and information communications, modernized production and materials, and cleantech including energy, sourroundings and water. OCE is a pivotal partner in delivering Ontario’s Innovation Agenda as a member of a province’s Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by a Government of Ontario, a ONE is done adult of informal and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs fast grow their association and emanate jobs.

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Jennifer Wright
Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications
GM Canada


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