Once operational, the gasification cogeneration facility will convert wood residue supplied by local sawmills into renewable energy that will help the university become more energy self-sufficient, reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and lower energy costs. At peak capacity, the plant will generate 60,000 lbs/hr of steam, which will be used to heat the campus, as well as 1.38 MW of electricity that will be sold to the grid.

A commercial tomato greenhouse operator located in Ontario, Canada, is installing a 12 MW Jenbacher carbon dioxide fertilization cogeneration system, designed by GE Energy, to boost crop production, heat the greenhouses and generate electricity for the regional grid.