The Energy Department will provide $335,000 in funds over the nextÂ year to Argonne National Laboratory toÂ performÂ hydrogen and synthetic fuel tests onÂ Capstone Turbine‘s microturbine energy systems.
Argonne will testÂ Capstone’s C65 and C200 microturbines in an effort to support research and development initiatives and also promoteÂ Capstone’s hydrogen and syngas fuel products to the market, the company said Thursday.
Capstone has worked with theÂ science and engineering research facility since 2005 to helpÂ explore new focus areas for low-emission, high-efficiency power productsÂ as part of DOE’sÂ Technologist in Residence program.
Tony Lorentz, director of Capstone’s product development and project management office, said the projectÂ will help toÂ marketÂ its offerings acrossÂ new industries.
“This team effort has the potential to expand in other areas of research and development,â€ said Munidhar Biruduganti, a principal research engineer and the Argonne technologist for the TIR program.
He added that the program provides opportunities to work personally with the industry and boost the involvement between theÂ industry and theÂ national lab enterprise.