Monday, October 15, 2007

Biomass Gasification


Major Development of Biomass Energy Technology

Nexterra Energy Corp. ( has supplied its gasification technology as a key component of a US $16 million biomass cogeneration plant Johnson Controls is building for the University of South Carolina (USC).

Once operational, the gasification cogeneration facility will convert wood residue supplied by local sawmills into clean 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.

Nexterra Energy Corp. and Johnson Controls have developed patented gasification technology converts biomass into clean burning syngas (Syngas (from synthesis gas) is the name given to a gas mixture that contains varying amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrogen generated by the gasification of a carbon containing fuel to a gaseous product with a heating value.) that can be used to replace natural gas or oil to generate heat and/or electricity. The companies jointly develop biomass gasification projects that will enable users to reduce energy costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions and become less reliant on fossil fuel by using locally sourced, renewable biomass fuel.

About Johnson Controls – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) integrate technologies, products and services creating smarter environments. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services. For additional information, please visit:

About Nexterra Energy Corp. – Nexterra Energy is a developer of advanced biomass gasification systems that enable customers to self-generate clean, low cost heat and/or power using waste fuels "inside-the fence" at institutional and industrial facilities. Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, please visit:


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