Nexterra and ANDRITZ to deliver renewable energy solutions for municipal wastewater treatment plants



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Nexterra Systems Corp. (www.nexterra.ca), a
leading supplier of biomass gasification solutions, and ANDRITZ
(www.andritz.com), a global market leader for customized plants, process
technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and
other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel), have formed a
strategic alliance to market drying solutions that are fuelled by renewable
biomass energy.
    ANDRITZ Separation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ANDRITZ GROUP, is a
leading global supplier of biosolids dryers and separation equipment utilized
extensively in the wastewater treatment market. ANDRITZ has also an extensive
product scope in gasification technologies for biomass, but for large scale
energy and syngas production.
    Under the terms of the strategic alliance, Nexterra and ANDRITZ will
jointly market a suite of biosolids drying solutions that combine certain
Nexterra gasification technologies with ANDRITZ biosolids dryers. These
solutions will enable municipal wastewater treatment facilities to reduce fuel
costs, eliminate dependence on fossil fuels, and lower greenhouse gas
emissions.
    "This strategic relationship with ANDRITZ provides us with a partner who
has a deep understanding and presence within the wastewater treatment market,
which we see as a very significant market opportunity for our gasification
technology," said Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra. "Our vision
is to offer municipalities a seamless range of renewable energy solutions for
drying biosolids, and eventually for power generation with gas engines."
    As part of the first phase of the relationship, ANDRITZ and Nexterra will
immediately target opportunities where existing biosolids dryers can be
retrofitted with Nexterra's biomass gasification technology, and will use
biomass fuel to replace natural gas as a heating source. The companies also
plan to offer a solution for greenfield sites that combines ANDRITZ biosolids
dryers and Nexterra gasifiers. This solution will provide wastewater treatment
plants with stable low-cost energy, while reducing carbon emissions.
    Additional details can be found at: http://www.nexterra.ca/Andritz





For further information:

For further information: Nexterra Systems Corp., Lori Aizer Bryenton,
Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 637-2507, Email: laizer@nexterra.ca

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