Capstone provides biogas-fueled microturbines
Milan, Italy— The European
sales and service office of Los Angeles based Capstone Turbine,
a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced a follow-on
order from its distributor in France for 2.8 megawatts of its
30-kW biogas fueled microturbine products.
The new order from Soffimat is the second major order from the
Paris-based energy systems distributor. The previous order seven
months ago was for one megawatt of Capstone MicroTurbine™
“What we sell to our clients,
we operate and field test ourselves before we go to the market,”
said Fahim Samaha, president of Soffimat.
Soffimat reports it will deploy
the C30 systems at four landfills in France. These units will
be fueled entirely by waste gases — which would otherwise
be flared — that emanate from landfills, thus creating renewable
energy and improving the environment.
“Last year, Soffimat commissioned
their first Capstone array at a landfill 100 kilometers north
of Paris,” said Tony Hynes, Capstone’s vice-president.
“The project was a tremendous success. Based on their confidence
in our systems’ reliability and low emissions profile on
biogas fuels, in October 2004, they placed a follow-on order for
a megawatt of our products.”
One additional non-biogas unit
ordered by Soffimat will be fueled with natural gas. The stand-alone
C30 will operate independent of the utility grid at a brickyard.
Its exhaust will be used in the brick drying process.