GM is adding clean power to its propulsion plant in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The plan is to add a 6.4-megawatt co-generation plant. It will use captured gas from a nearby landfill, and then burn it to generate electricity. The plant will also recover waste heat from the process to generate more electricity and to help heat the plant.

It's a partnership with local electric provider Alectra Utilities, Integrated Gas Recovery Services, and the Ontario government's Target GHG program.

"Supporting the efforts of large industries in their quest to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of our government's Climate Change Action Plan," says Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation, and Science.

The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 percent when it comes online in 2019, it will also provide a third of the power that the plant needs.

It's the first system of its kind in Ontario, taking gas from an offsite source and transporting it to the plant via pipeline.

The St. Catharines Propulsion Plant builds the high feature 3.6L V6 that powers the Impala, Traverse, and other models. It also makes 5.3L and 6.2L V8s for car and truck lines, as well as the 6T41 six-speed automatic used in the Equinox and Malibu.