Capstone’s microturbine system chosen for US landfill gas project

Capstone Green Energy Corporation (Capstone) will provide a microturbine system for a US landfill gas-to-energy project.

Vergent Power Solutions, Capstone’s distributor for the Upper Midwest, New England, and Eastern Canada, contracted the company to provide a 1 MW microturbine system to be installed in a landfill gas-to-energy project for a solid waste facility in New England. The project will convert the gas generated by waste at the landfill to electricity that will be distributed to the grid.

Currently, the landfill generates and flares around 350 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas. The new project will convert all this gas into electricity using Capstone’s C1000S microturbine system.

The waste-to-energy project, expected to be commissioned in early 2023, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New England by 3,500 tons per year.

“Vergent Power dedicated many years to developing this important project, which reflects the New England region’s path towards decarbonisation,” said Darren Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone Green Energy.

“The project clearly demonstrates Capstone microturbines’ ultra-clean emission and beneficial product features such as UL1741 SA-certified power electronics that enable simplified interconnection with the utility grid as well as potential future microgrids in the area.

“We look forward to many more innovative, carbon-reducing projects from Vergent Power in New England in the future.”

Vergent chose Capstone’s low-emission microturbines after thorough analysis comparing various distributed generation technologies. The microturbines offer scalability, resiliency, and the ability to reduce energy costs to taxpayers.

Justin Rathke, president of Vergent Power Solutions: “Vergent Power is proud to support this municipal customer and its progressive efforts to have 100% renewable power in 2023.

“Utilising renewable biogas generated by wastewater treatment plants and landfills is an excellent way for communities to transition to renewable energy. This 1 MW plant will be Vergent Power’s 11th renewable energy system in our North American operating fleet comprising more than 30 microturbines running on biogas.”

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