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Nexterra wins technology award

June 16, 2010, Vancouver – Nexterra Systems Corp. has received the Best Application of Technology Award for its biomass gasification system at Kruger Products’ New Westminster tissue mill.


June 16, 2010
By Nexterra

June 16, 2010, Vancouver – Nexterra Systems Corp. has received the Best Application of
Technology Award from the British Columbia Industry Association (BCTIA). The
award recognizes Nexterra’s biomass gasification system at Kruger Products LP’s
New Westminster tissue mill. The system converts wood residue into clean
burning syngas that is being fired directly in a boiler to generate 40,000
pounds/hour of process steam. The project will displace about 400,000
gigajoules/year of natural gas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20,000
tonnes/year, which is equivalent to taking 5,500 cars off the road.

This application of Nexterra’s gasification technology demonstrates the company’s
ability to retrofit existing natural gas-, fuel oil-, or coal-fired boilers to
run on syngas. Repurposing of existing equipment will cut the capital cost of
implementing biomass energy systems at industrial and institutional customer
sites. Performance testing of the system has verified that emissions from
Nexterra’s gasification technology fall well below the limits established by
Metro Vancouver while achieving natural gas equivalent emissions for
particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and total
organic compounds.

“We congratulate Nexterra for its ingenuity, adaptability, and resiliency in a
challenging economic climate,” says Pascal Spothelfer, president and CEO of
BCTIA. “The company has demonstrated an impressive track record of technical
innovation, market execution, and growth that has made Nexterra one of the top
cleantech firms in British Columbia.”

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