23 May '11, 11am

GM Plant to Run on Landfill Gas: The General Motors (GM) Orion Assembly Plant in Orion, Michigan, will begin man...

GM Plant to Run on Landfill Gas: The General Motors (GM) Orion Assembly Plant in Orion, Michigan, will begin man...

RELATED ARTICLES UAW strikes GM Kansas plant making Chevy Malibu May 5, 2008 11:49 AM GM Shows Off New, Green Assembly Plant August 4, 2006 12:00 AM Ford to Convert Auto Plant to Clean Tech Manufacturing September 14, 2009 12:06 PM Strike deadline at two GM plants extended April 25, 2008 12:52 PM The General Motors (GM) Orion Assembly Plant in Orion, Michigan, will begin manufacturing the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano this fall, and when it does, 40 percent of the plant's power will come from landfill gas. Using landfill gas will save GM $1.1 million a year in energy costs plus it will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 3,676 metric tons. Opened in 1983, the Orion plant has built over 4.6 million vehicles. ADVERTISEMENT Orion was one of the plants GM planned to close until it decided to manufacture the Sonic there as part of a labor agreement with the United Auto Wor...

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