Birmingham Bio Power Ltd. (BBPL)

Birmingham Bio Power Ltd. (BBPL)
10 MWe Power Plant, Tyseley, UK

Nexterra is delivering its first biomass gasification project in the United Kingdom to MWH and Birmingham Bio Power Ltd. Nexterra's system is a cornerstone of the £47.8 million power plant in Tyseley, UK that will produce 10 MW of renewable electricity for sale to the grid. The project was developed by Carbonarius and will be project managed by MWH. It will use 67,000 green tonnes/year of locally-sourced class A – C wood waste diverted from landfills to produce steam that will be converted into electricity through a steam turbine and generator system. Read more...
University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Project

Consistently ranked as one of the world's best research and teaching institutions, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC selected Nexterra to install a groundbreaking renewable biomass CHP system – the first commercial demonstration of this technology in North America. The transformative CHP system, which combines Nexterra gasification and syngas conditioning technologies with a GE high efficiency Jenbacher gas engine, produces 2 megawatts of clean, cost-effective electricity, helping to offset UBC's existing power consumption. The equivalent amount of electricity generated could power approximately 1,500 homes. The system also produces 9,600 lbs/hr of steam to heat campus buildings. Read more...
U.S. Dept. of Energy

U.S. Dept. of Energy
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

The Nexterra energy-from-renewable-waste system is the cornerstone of an $94 million contract for Johnson Controls and the energy conservation measures being taken at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the largest science and energy laboratory in the United States. Nexterra's renewable energy system provides a number of benefits to ORNL including increased energy security, lower costs and improved air quality. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by approximately 23,000 tonnes per year. Read more...
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Nexterra has completed supply of a biomass heat and power system at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Following commissioning in 2014, the Nexterra gasification system will provide clean, carbon-neutral heat and power to the large medical facility. With a 14,000 ton annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the system supports the Department's objective to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its buildings by 2020.   Read more...
University of Northern British Columbia

University of Northern British Columbia

In 2009, UNBC selected Nexterra to build a biomass gasification system that enables the university to utilize locally sourced wood biomass to produce syngas which displaces natural gas used for heating the campus. Opened in 2011, the renewable energy system has reduced UNBC’s natural gas consumption by 89%. It also lowered energy costs and decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 3,500 tonnes per year, equivalent to taking 1,000 cars off the road. Read more...
Dockside Green Residential Development

Dockside Green Residential Development

Located in Victoria, British Columbia’s Upper Harbour neighbourhood, Dockside Green is a prime example of how Nexterra’s gasification system is ideally suited to an urban setting. The Dockside site is a mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development. The system produces heat and hot water for the entire development using locally sourced wood residues. Housed in a building architecturally suited to the neighbourhood, the system emits virtually no air pollution or odors and very little noise, making the system ideally suited to its central community location. Read more...
Kruger Products Paper Mill

Kruger Products Paper Mill

Canada’s leading paper tissue manufacturer, Kruger Products Ltd., became the first company in the pulp and paper industry to adopt Nexterra’s gasification system at its mill in New Westminster, BC. Opened in 2009, the system converts locally sourced wood waste into clean burning syngas that is fired directly into a boiler in place of natural gas. The system significantly reduces Kruger’s energy costs and lowers the mill’s greenhouse gas emissions by more 22,000 tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking 5,500 cars off the road. Read more...
Tolko Industries Plywood Mill

Tolko Industries Plywood Mill

Nexterra partnered with Tolko to design and build a gasification system that converts low value wood waste into syngas. This syngas is used as a fuel to replace natural gas at the Heffley Creek plywood mill in Kamloops, BC. The system, which has logged over 50,000 hours of operation since it opened in 2006, reduces greenhouse gas emissions at the plant by 12,000 tonnes annually and has displaced millions of dollars in natural gas since it opened. Read more...
University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

In 2007, Nexterra provided a gasification system for a cogeneration plant at USC. Nexterra's system passed its performance warranty tests, and at peak capacity the plant generated 60,000 lbs/hr of steam used to heat the campus, as well as 1.38 MW of electricity. Unfortunately some of the plant equipment which was provided by vendors other than Nexterra experienced repeated failures. As a result of these failures, the plant operated infrequently between 2007 and 2010 and a decision was made by USC and JCI to close the plant. Read more...