NEXTERRA SYSTEMS CORP.
COMBINED HEAT & POWER GASIFIER DEMONSTRATION
Clean, innovative biomass gasification
Project 1 – Gasifier Clean Syngas Research
Project 2 – Bioenergy Research and Development Facility at UBC
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is using an innovative gasification system developed by Nexterra Systems Corp. (Nexterra) to convert clean wood waste into low-cost renewable heat.
BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) initially contributed $1.5 Million to leverage the development of Nexterra’s pilot system. Built in Kamloops in 2010, the system removes tar and particulate from woody biomass to produce ultra-clean synthetic gases. These gases can be funneled through a reciprocating engine to create an energy-efficient heat and power system.
BCBN subsequently contributed $1.5 Million to build a full-scale demonstration project at UBC, eight times larger than the pilot project.
The Nexterra system installed at the UBC Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility is now helping UBC reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. An informative summary can be found here: “Green Technology Risks and Benefits: Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility, UBC”.