Capstone turbines to power palm-oil production using waste from proccess


Capstone Turbine (CPST) has received two orders totaling three megawatts (MW) for microturbines for palm-oil processing plants in Malaysia.

The bookings, Capstone's first in the palm-oil production market, represent the initial phase of what Capstone expects will be orders for 15 MW of capacity over the next three years.

The microturbines will operate on biogas produced by the extraction of the palm oil, and will provide 100% of the power to the facilities.

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  • aanooch44
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    Take that Motley fool and seeking alpha and street.com u biased idiots
    2 Apr 2014, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • Bandinellij
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    This tech is going to change the world, one building, one manufacturing plant, one oil and gas field, one oil and gas ocean platform at a time. Soon it will be our primary energy source (still room for renewal experimentation) when building new communities and neighborhoods across the country... distributed power evolution is underway. A dying electrical grid infrastructure, and 150 year old combustion engine tech must be replaced with super-efficient tech like the Capstone Turbines (patented air barring tech, no oil, low maintenance). Let’s go America, time to break the mold!

     

    p.s. When can I get one of those turbines in an RV? I'm waiting!
    2 Apr 2014, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • boeing4249
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    The uses are endless , CPST will be the new electric tech . Like I have said many times before just be patient , its time is here .
    2 Apr 2014, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • shawncorrigan
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    good points. to me 2 basic concepts are going to change ,or 3 .
    1. a piston engine is a stop and go motion,this is inefficient comared to a spinning turbine.
    2. it has been proven no for many decades that a engine/generator running motors to run ships ,trains etc is best.this is in larger applications,taking this to smaller applications is the future.
    3.air bearings to eliminate oil and reduce maintenance is needed.

     

    additionally the utilization of waste fuels (flash fuel,palm waste etc) time has come.
    governments are forcing regulations on these which is good for capstone turbines.
    why investors look at earnings and past data to predict the future for this company is confusing to me.
    i look at the needs of the world as it evolves and the ability of someone to provide it.
    17 Jun 2014, 08:03 AM Reply Like
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