Tecogen Receives Order for Cogeneration Modules

September 11, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Tecogen Inc. (Waltham, MA) announced that it has received an order for six of its natural-gas-driven cogeneration modules from the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in California. With the Tecogen units, the hospital will produce 4.5 million fewer pounds of CO2 per year, a 46-percent reduction from their current energy use.

"We demonstrated that we can supply technology with three significant benefits for the hospital," said Bob Panora, president of Tecogen. "First, we can substantially increase their energy efficiency, which will allow them to reduce their energy costs. Second, our systems will be easy to permit, since emissions fall well below even the strictest levels in the Los Angeles area. And third, our systems will cut CO2 emissions nearly in half, compared with what would be produced by generating a comparable amount of energy conventionally."