Nexterra's system will provide heat and power to the large
US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus
in Battle Creek, Michigan.
System to Provide Heat and Power
Nexterra is supplying equipment to an $18MM biomass heat and power system at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Scheduled to open in 2013, the Nexterra system will provide clean, carbon-neutral heat and power to the campus. 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. The total cost of the project is $18 million (USD) and it will be delivered in partnership with DeMaria Building Company and HGA Architects.
"Nexterra’s planning and coordination… has been exceptional. I’m certain ...this system will meet and possibly exceed the VA’s expectations. Nexterra has been very professional during the entire process"
– Mark Brimmeier, Vice President, Healthcare & University Groups, DeMaria Building Company
VA Medical Centre Gasification System
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Battle Creek, Michigan
Health Care campus for US veterans
Combined heat and power system
Nexterra Scope of Work:
Nexterra supplied complete system
Ultra low air emissions
Energy produced from renewable sources
Significant greenhouse gas reduction
Generates long term fuel cost savings
Supports local business by using locally sourced wood waste
Start-up: Fall 2013
Capacity: 24,000 lbs/hr high pressure superheated steam
Fuel: Locally sourced waste wood
Fuel moisture content: 10% to 50%
1 gasifier converts woody biomass to combustible syngas.
Clean syngas is burned in the oxidizer.
The hot flue gas is directed through a steam boiler.
The steam is then distributed to an extraction/condensing steam turbine.
Power is generated and extraction steam is distributed to campus district energy system.
The ESP cleans flue gas before exhausting it out the stack.