17 August 2010– Nexterra Systems Corp. signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the University of British Columbia to supply and install a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) system at the university’s Vancouver campus.

This is one of the first installations of its kind in North America and follows three years of collaboration between Nexterra and GE’s Jenbacher gas engine division.

The new CHP system will convert wood waste into synthetic gas, or syngas, using Nexterra’s gasification and syngas conditioning technologies. The syngas will be directly fired into a GE internal combustion engine to produce 2 MW of electricity. Waste heat will be recovered from the engine to produce 9,000 lbs/hour of low-pressure steam and the electricity generated will be distributed throughout the campus.

The project is scheduled for commissioning in late 2011.

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