General Motors has taken steps to make the Orion Assembly Plant even more energy efficient including using landfill gas to cut energy costs.
The plant will begin assembling the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano this fall. With an upgraded paint shop that is heated by natural and landfill gas, the painting process will use half of the energy per vehicle of the one it replaced. The system runs exclusively on landfill gas primarily to generate steam for heating and compressed air for most of the year.
According to GM, both the Sonic and Verano use a new eco paint … Read more