Capstone Green Energy to install Gas-fired Microturbines at Japanese Chemicals plant

Feb. 16, 2022
The systems are expected to be commissioned in July. The Capstone C65 systems have a 65-kW rating and CHP efficiency of close to 90 percent

On-site power  manufacturer Capstone Green Energy Corporation’s Japan distributor, Kanamoto,  has received a contract to provide seven of its C65 microturbine systems to a Japanese chemicals firm.

These units will replace seven of the 44 Capstone units in operation at the site that have reached 80,000 hours of continuous service. Previously, the units were covered under a 10-year Factory Protection Plan, which ended in December 2021.

The new systems are fed by high-pressure natural gas and designed to provide combined heat and power services, including electricity and heat for industrial processes. It will ensure maximum production process efficiency. The waste heat that these microturbines produce will be captured and used for drying processes.

The systems are expected to be commissioned in July. The Capstone C65 systems have a 65-kW rating and CHP efficiency of close to 90 percent, according to the company. 

“The implementation of a CHP system is an efficient, cost-effective investment an industrial site can make to improve its financial bottom line,” Capstone Green Energy CEO Darren Jamison said. “Add to that the increased power reliability and environmental benefits of low maintenance, clean-burning microturbines, and you have an energy strategy designed to meet today's business challenges head-on.”

A recent forecast by ResearchandMarkets predicts that the global micro CHP market will rise an average 18 percent annually from 2021 to 2026. Micro CHP plants are defined as those which can generate electricity and heat in the same process and vary in the range to 50 kW capacity.

These can be utilized for farming operations, small industrial, health care and educational campuses, office buildings and multifamily residential facilities.

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