Capstone Green Energy supplying three Microturbines for Italian Waste-to-Energy projects

May 31, 2022
These microturbines will operate on biogas or ‘green waste,’ produced from municipal solid waste. The microturbines will be used in a combined heat and power application, producing hot water and electricity for Acciona Agua’s wastewater treatment facility

Capstone Green Energy Corporation’s exclusive distributor for Italy IBT Connecting Energies has secured orders for three C65 microturbines for two waste-to-energy projects in the Sardinia, Italy.

The wastewater treatment facilities are operated by Acciona Agua SA in Alghero and Cagliari and the projects are the first of their kind in the Sardinia region.

The systems are expected to be commissioned in December. These microturbines will operate on biogas or ‘green waste,’ produced from municipal solid waste.

The cogeneration plants will have a customized heat recovery module, compressors, advanced gas treatment and SCADA control panels. The microturbines will be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) application, producing hot water and electricity for Acciona Agua’s wastewater treatment facilities.

“These two important projects are proof that the market is heading in the right direction of renewable energy. This confirms once again that Capstone technology is the number one for this type of application, which uses the biogas produced by wastewater treatment plants,” said Ilario Vigani, President and CEO of IBT Connecting Energies GmbH.

These types of projects use digester methane to generate electricity of combined heat and power. The installations provide fast payback from utility power and natural gas savings as they use waste methane, which is many times more harmful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.

Any excess renewable electricity from the projects will be sold to the electric utility.

“We are pleased to see continued order flow out of the European region given the unprecedented macroeconomic conditions in their energy markets,” said Darren Jamison, Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Green Energy. “This is a perfect example of how customers are reducing their dependence on fossil fuel sources for power generation through sustainable biogas to energy projects.”