Nexterra Receives VANOC Sustainability Award at 2010 Olympics

VANCOUVER, March 4 /CNW/ - Nexterra Systems Corp., a leading supplier of advanced, renewable biomass gasification heat and power solutions, today announced that it has received the 2010 Sustainability Champion Award by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

Nexterra has received VANOC's 2010 Sustainability Champion Award for its leadership and contribution in helping to make sustainability an integral part of 2010 Olympics through strategic advice and support for the carbon offset program. The award was announced during a 2010 Olympic reception hosted in Vancouver by VANOC and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

"VANOC is fortunate to have benefited over the past few years from the advice and support of individuals and organizations to help advance solutions to local and global sustainability challenges," says Linda Coady, Vice President, Sustainability at VANOC. "This award celebrates Nexterra's extraordinary contribution in helping VANOC establish a new Olympic performance benchmark for managing the climate impact of the Games."

"VANOC's commitment to hardwiring sustainability into all aspects of the 2010 Games has clearly demonstrated that green is a new way to create value," said Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra. "From green venue design to alternative fuel transportation, carbon offset program, innovative water treatment and waste management solutions, VANOC has set a new standard for future Olympic Games and we are very pleased to be part of this remarkable achievement."

About Nexterra Systems Corp. - Nexterra Systems is a leading supplier of biomass gasification solutions that generate renewable heat and power for institutional and industrial customers. Nexterra systems are cleaner, more versatile and more efficient than conventional combustion equipment. The company's thermal gasification systems are commercially proven and have been selected by public and private customers, such as the US Department of Energy, Johnson Controls, University of South Carolina, Dockside Green, Kruger Products, the University of Northern BC and Tolko Industries. Nexterra is now working with GE Energy to develop a new standard of small-scale biomass heat and power system. Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, Canada. For more information: www.nexterra.ca.

SOURCE Nexterra Systems Corp.

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Nexterra Systems Corp., Annette Saliken, Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 637-2507, Cell: (604) 837-4196, Email: asaliken@nexterra.ca

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