Microturbine to help power latex-based product manufacturer in Mexico

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A Capstone five-bay C600 Signature Series microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application for one of the world's largest latex-based product manufacturers. The microturbines are expected to be commissioned by the end of the year.

"Many don't realize that in 2012, Mexico became the first, large oil-producing emerging economy to adopt climate legislation with common-sense goal setting, which is the first step for every country in advancing the world's efforts to address global climate change," said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer in a press release. "An additional 2018 decree brought Mexico's domestic emission reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, which currently put it ahead of the U.S. on climate change initiatives. However, the new U.S. President-elect Joe Biden pledged recently to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency."


The natural gas-fueled C600S package will be installed at the industrial manufacturer's Guadalajara facility and is intended to provide continuous electrical power and thermal energy for the plant. The clean exhaust will be fed into an industrial oven to dry the latex. A five-bay microturbine enclosure will be installed to easily and quickly allow the plant's future expansion from 600 kilowatts up to a full 1 megawatt.