Stirling Technology to Build Micro-Cogeneration System

December 14, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Stirling Technology Co. (STC, Kennewick, WA), a developer and manufacturer of cycle power generation, compression, and cooling products and technologies, announced that it has been selected by the US Army to design and build a micro-cogeneration system for use in mobile field kitchens.

The company will deliver a prototype system to the US Army Soldier Systems Center in Natick, MA, incorporating its 1kW Stirling Micro-Cogeneration System. The system will provide hot water for heating military ration tray packs, preparing beverages for sanitary uses. Electric power produced by the system will be used within the kitchen and for charging military battery packs.

"STC is pleased to be working with the US Army Soldier Systems Center on this program, said Stirling Technology CEO and President J.D. Sitton. "The Stirling Micro-Cogeneration System will improve the Army's ability to meet the basic needs of our soldiers in the field and will improve the logisitics of doing so. This is a great appliance for STC's technology and builds on the progress we have made in our space power and European combined heat and power markets."