VANCOUVER (CP) -- Vancouver-based Nexterra said Friday its biomass gasification system is the cornerstone of an $89-million contract for Johnson Controls for building management and energy conservation measures at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, home to the department's largest science and energy laboratory and its bioenergy science centre.
The Nexterra system will replace the lab's existing natural gas steam plant by converting locally sourced woody biomass into clean burning synthetic gas. The system will reduce campus fossil fuel consumption by 80 per cent.
Nexterra said the system will be delivered in late 2009.
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