Microturbines For Biofuel

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has secured a 400 kW microturbine sale to power a biogas-to-energy project in France. The order for the 3-bay C400 Signature Series package was secured by Biogaz Services, Capstone’s distributor for renewable energy in France.

The microturbine package will operate on renewable biogas from the methane generated from agricultural green waste, cow manure, and pig manure. The Capstone C400S will be coupled with an exhaust fired heat exchanger and will utilize the biogas to produce electricity that will be put back on the local French electrical grid while the thermal energy generated from the microturbine exhaust will feed a nearby hospital.