University opens biofuel CHP plant in Canada

The University of British Columbia (UBC) on Sept. 13 officially opened a $34 million energy facility, making it Canada’s first university to produce both heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy.

UBC’s Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) will generate enough electricity to power about 1,500 homes and will supply up to 12 percent of UBC’s heat requirements. The facility will reduce UBC’s natural gas consumption by 12 percent and campus greenhouse gas emissions by 9 percent, UBC said in a press release.

The four-story facility, which runs on tree trimmings and wood chips from local landfills, is a partnership with Nexterra Systems Corp. and GE (NYSE: GE), and is the first commercial demonstration of a new application that combines Nexterra’s gasification and syngas cleaning technologies with GE’s Jenbacher engines.

Read more cogeneration-CHP news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...