Order Reflects ‘Strengthening of the European Market’
Capstone Turbine Corp reported an order for a natural gas-fired C600S microturbine for combined heat and power by Italy’s Il Pastaio di Maffei yesterday, and said the order “demonstrates the strengthening of the European market and continued growth of CHP applications worldwide.” updated June 6
Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison also said, “Forward looking executives at companies such as Maffei are increasingly looking at ways to improve operating results while simultaneously reducing their air emissions and total carbon footprint.”
IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the Maffei order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016.
Saturated Steam for Food Production
“This is our second significant order from IBT Group this quarter,” Jamison said.
The natural gas-fueled C600S unit for Maffei is to produce primary power and three tons of saturated steam per hour using a co-fired steam boiler. “The 600-kilowatt microturbine will operate in a grid connect configuration at over 80% system efficiency,” Capstone says, “which will significantly lower the site’s grid reliance and reduce the company’s carbon footprint.”
‘A Perfect Application’
Family-owned Maffei has been making pasta since 1960 and is now a globally recognized brand, Capstone says: “Working directly with IBT Group, Maffei selected Capstone microturbines for their ability to efficiently produce saturated steam for pasta production and their ability to be easily expanded to a C1000 to support larger energy loads in the future.”
“Steam-based microturbine CHP is a perfect application for food manufacturing as it simultaneously reduces costs and maximizes operational efficiency.”Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Capstone with HHP Insight follow-up