Two Italian airports use cogen for energy self-sufficiency

At Malpensa, Rolls-Royce will supply a second 25 MW industrial RB211 gas turbine to power electricity generating plant being constructed by the Swiss power systems packager Turbomach. The turbine will be installed alongside an existing RB211 combined cycle unit to supply the Italian airport with electrical energy, with additional thermal energy used for air conditioning in the airport terminals. The exhaust from the new set will be used to produce steam via a boiler to an existing steam turbine.

The Belgian ‘Princess Elisabeth’ research station, to be built in Antarctica by the International Polar Foundation during the summer season 2007-2008, will be equipped with 408 solar modules from Kyocera as part of a plan to make the station the first zero-emission research facility.

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