Capstone to supply equipment to biogas project in Italy

By Capstone Turbine Corp. | August 22, 2018

Capstone Turbine Corp., the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced Aug. 16 it secured an order for four C65 microturbines and one C200R microturbine for three wastewater treatment facilities in northern Italy. IBT Group, Capstone’s distributor in Italy, secured the orders that are expected to be commissioned by the end of the calendar year.

IBT Group will supply the Capstone microturbines as well as the balance of the plant equipment, consisting of a biogas gas treatment system, heat recovery modules and a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, for each facility. The microturbines will be installed in a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) application, which will provide electricity and thermal energy based on the fluctuating demands of each facility. Additionally, hot water will be supplied to the wastewater treatment plant for digester gas heating at 70 degrees Celsius, allowing for an efficient system.

“This order is significant as it shows renewed interest from the biogas sector in Italy,” said Darren Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone. “Wastewater treatment projects have a very long sales cycle and this sale is the result of significant effort on behalf of IBT Group.”

The project will utilize biogas from the local municipal sewer system. The low-emission Capstone microturbines will run in grid connect mode, which will enable to the customer to operate with the utility grid in a load-sharing capacity. Capstone microturbines were selected for their low carbon footprint, low maintenance, modular design and ease of use. The clean and green microturbines align perfectly with the needs of the renewable energy industry.

“IBT Group is recognized for its forward-thinking approach to renewable energy solutions,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s executive vice president of aales and Mmarketing. “Wastewater treatment facilities realize that they can leverage the biogas they produce to reduce their operating costs and increase on-site reliability.”