Aurelia Turbines, a producer of highly-efficient small gas turbines, has shipped its first turbine for commercial use.
The Aurelia® A400 turbine was sent to a client from the company’s factory in Lappeenranta, Finland. The turbine is ideally suited to small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) generation in decentralised grids across the globe. It has been designed to meet the needs of small- and medium-sized industrial processes.
The turbine has been designed to use biogas, hydrogen, and synthetic gas, as well as other renewable and non-standard fuels, providing firms with the flexibility needed to balance changes in renewable energy generation.
Aurelia’s technology was developed in collaboration with LUT University in Lappeenranta and granted funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.
According to Aurelia Turbines, the 400 kWe turbines may be up to 20% more energy efficient than other microturbines of the same size currently on the market. All Aurelia A400 variants have been developed to deliver low emissions.
Matti Malkamäki, CEO of Aurelia Turbines, said: “The goal is to meet the demand for cleaner and more flexible power generation for the future. Producing electricity, heat, and in some cases, cooling, locally to the user ensures reliability and minimises losses during transmission and conversion.
“The turbines to be delivered in the very near future will be capable of using hydrogen as a fuel. With the growing production of renewable energy, there is an increasing demand for novel hydrogen energy solutions around the world.”