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Aurelia Turbines, a producer of small gas turbines, shipped its first turbine for commercial use. The Aurelia A400 turbine was sent to a client from Aurelia’s factory in Lappeenranta,
Turbomachinery International Magazine wrote about Aurelia in the May/June issue in a feature story titled, "Microturbines are finding their niche."
The Aurelia A400 turbine is suited for small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) generation in decentralized grids across the world. It has been designed to meet the needs of small- and medium-sized industrial processes.
The turbine has been designed to use hydrogen, biogas and synthetic gas, as well as other renewable and non-standard fuels, providing clients with the flexibility needed to balance changes in renewable energy generation.
These 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.
“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 minimizes losses during transmission and conversion”, said Matti Malkamäki, the CEO of Aurelia Turbines in a press release. ‘The turbines to be delivered in the very near future will be capable of using hydrogen as a fuel; driven the growing production of renewable energy, there is an increasing demand for novel hydrogen energy solutions around the world’.
Aurelia’s technology has been developed in collaboration with LUT University in Lappeenranta and granted funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.