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Fueled By Coal Bed Methane Gas

Posted on February 1, 2011

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, received an order from a large natural gas and coal producer for a C200 microturbine fueled by coal bed methane gas - the first Capstone microturbine of its kind in the United States, the company said.

The order is the latest in a string of new orders Capstone has received in recent months from several large oil and gas companies for its C65, C200 and C1000 microturbines.

The C200 microturbine will be installed this summer at a coal bed gas processing plant. It will use methane gas from the plant that is normally flared to produce 200 kW of electricity.

Normally, operations that produce methane gas flare the waste gases or vent them directly into the atmosphere. Capstone's microturbine technology allows companies to capture the waste methane and use it as an on-site fuel source, the company said.

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