Canadian Biomass Magazine

Old explosion gives Nexterra black eye

October 17, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

Oct 17, 2011 - It's hard enough building a solid reputation in the biomass sector as it is without getting blamed for problems you didn't cause. Just ask Nexterra.

The Canadian supplier of bioenergy systems was in the weekend news in Montana, receiving heat for a poorly built and unsafe boiler project that was in fact built by another supplier using only a few of its components. The Missoulian reporter was discussing concerns over a pending biomass project at the University of Montana to install a $16 million gasification boiler using the same supplier that supplied parts to the "now-defunct" biomass boiler built for a university in South Carolina.

"South Carolina's now-defunct boiler was built from parts
manufactured by Nexterra, the same Canadian company UM selected to
build its $16 million woody biomass gasification system. The
Missoula plant would go up next to the existing heating plant
between the Adams Center and a high-rise freshman dormitory." View the full article here .


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