Clarke Energy, GE’s authorized Jenbacher gas engine distributor for the United Kingdom, has been selected to supply U.K. waste management company Biffa with eight of GE’s Jenbacher landfill gas engines as part of a modernization of several landfill gas-to-energy (LFGE) plants across the United Kingdom.

For the project, Clarke Energy will supply Biffa with eight of GE’s containerized, 1 MW gas engines. Biffa plans to replace some of its older LFGE generators that have reached the end of their operating life cycles. The GE engines will generate a combined 8.5 MW of renewable electricity, which is enough to power 20,000 average homes.

GE's fuel-flexible Jenbacher gas engines are powered by landfill gas, which is created from solid waste decomposition and then recovered as a renewable fuel. This methane-rich gas would otherwise be wasted by being released into the atmosphere as a potent greenhouse gas.

The new LFGE units, which will be manufactured at GE’s Jenbacher gas engine factory in Jenbach, Austria, are expected to be delivered in October.