Milwaukee, Wisconsin [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Johnson Controls, Inc., a global facility management and controls provider, has formed a strategic alliance with Nexterra Energy Corp. to offer biomass gasification solutions to Johnson Controls customers.
Nexterra’s patented gasification technology converts biomass into clean burning syngas that can be used to displace natural gas or fuel oil to generate heat and/or electricity.
Under the strategic alliance agreement, the companies will jointly develop and implement biomass gasification projects that will enable customers to reduce energy costs by using locally sourced, renewable biomass fuel.
“Johnson Controls has worked successfully with Nexterra over the past four years,” said Don Albinger, vice president of renewable energy solutions for Johnson Controls. “Most recently we partnered with Nexterra to provide a $20 million biomass gasification system for the University of South Carolina that is scheduled for start-up this fall. We look forward to replicating this gasification solution across a range of institutional and industrial markets throughout North America.”
Johnson Controls incorporates renewable technologies such as biomass, geothermal, solar and wind power with innovative energy efficiency strategies to provide customers long-term, sustainable solutions.