CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation () (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced that it continues to broaden the application of its innovative C200 microturbines in the oil and gas industry with a recent order from a large natural gas and coal producer for a C200 fueled by coal bed methane gas—the first Capstone microturbine of its kind in the United States.
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. E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's mid-Atlantic distributor, secured this most recent order.
The C200 microturbine will be installed this summer at a coal bed gas processing plant. The microturbine will use methane gas from the plant that is normally flared, to produce 200 kilowatts of electricity.
Normally, operations that produce methane gas flare the waste gases or vent them directly into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, methane has a greenhouse-gas impact on the atmosphere 21 times that of carbon dioxide. Capstone's microturbine technology allows companies to capture the waste methane and use it as an on-site fuel source.
"The oil and gas industry continues to be a growing market for Capstone," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "With this sale of our C200 operating on coal bed methane flare gas to a major U.S. producer, we continue our expansion and market adoption in the U.S."
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Capstone Turbine Corporation () (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 5,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company; Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai and Singapore.
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