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Capstone Expands Southeast Asia Distribution

Posted on June 2, 2009

Capstone Turbine Corporation has named Aqua Nishihara as its distributor in rapidly expanding Thailand. Aqua Nishihara, headquartered in Bangkok, designs and manufactures wastewater treatment systems. In addition to selling Capstone microturbines for wastewater treatment systems, Aqua Nishihara will focus on opportunities with landfills, oil and gas operations, offshore oil rigs, agricultural/biogas and combined heat and power applications.

Water pollution is a key issue in Thailand, especially in the populous Central Region, where high levels of industrial and domestic wastewater exist. For several years, Thailand's government has invested heavily in wastewater treatment plants, with the goal being to construct enough plants to provide 65 percent of the population with treated water.

``Aqua Nishihara has the experience and network to increase Capstone sales in this region,'' said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. ``With the government's focus on building wastewater treatment plants and increasing renewable energy opportunities, Capstone is well positioned to make an impact since our products emit extremely low emissions, are highly reliable and cost effective, and can run on a variety of fuels.''

The Thai government has implemented a Strategic Plan for Renewable Energy Development to increase the renewable energy share of commercial primary energy to 8 percent by 2011.

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