Capstone sells first micro turbine in the Philippines

Leading clean technology manufacturer, Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq:CPST), expanded its reach into the Asian-Pacific market with the sale of its first microturbine in the Philippines. The C800 will operate on biogas at a large farm in Banga, South Cotabato, Philippines, to generate low-emission onsite energy.

Biotech Farms Inc., one of the Philippines' largest and most progressive integrated hog and poultry layer farms, selected the Capstone C800, which will be fueled by biogas processed from animal waste in an onsite anaerobic digester.

The C800 will produce clean-and-green onsite energy for the farm's feeding equipment, ventilation fans, water pumps, and lighting, allowing Biotech Farms to be self-sufficient with its power requirements.

Capstone's Asian-Pacific distributor, Sobono Energy, secured the order and will supply and commission the C800 Power Package this spring.

"Biotech Farms is looking for ways to improve local air and water quality," said Faustino Cordura, Biotech Farms Inc. Chief Operating Officer. "We selected the Capstone microturbine to drive our commitment to energize our farm with 99 percent renewable energy and manage our greenhouse nitrous oxide and methane gas emissions.

This ultimately reduces the total carbon footprint of our farm and the amount of energy used to produce our farm products. We have plans to significantly grow our operations, and the C800 will allow us to smartly use the animal waste to our advantage."

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