Nexterra Biomass Gasification System Nears Completion at Johnson Controls Cogeneration Plant for University of South Carolina

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Nexterra Energy Corp. ( today
announced that it has completed delivery of a 72 MMBtu/hr gasification system
to Johnson Controls Inc. Under a previously announced agreement, Nexterra has
supplied its proprietary gasification technology as a key component of a
US $16 million biomass cogeneration plant Johnson Controls is building for the
University of South Carolina (USC). The plant is scheduled to be completed and
commissioned in the second quarter of this year.
    Once operational, the gasification cogeneration facility will convert
wood residue supplied by local sawmills into clean renewable energy that will
help the university become more energy self-sufficient, reduce its reliance on
fossil fuels and lower energy costs. At peak capacity, the plant will generate
60,000 lbs/hr of steam which will be used to heat the campus, as well as
1.38 MW of electricity that will be sold to the grid.
    "We are very pleased to be in the final stages of completing this
important renewable energy project at USC," said Alan Kirn, General Manager of
Advanced Solutions with Johnson Controls. "We have been impressed with
Nexterra's performance and professionalism in delivering their part of the
project, and believe that there is widespread opportunity for replicating this
unique energy solution at other customer locations. We look forward to the
start up and commissioning of the plant in the second quarter of 2007."
    "Collaborating with Johnson Controls on this project has been terrific,
and has provided a strong entry point for Nexterra into the US energy services
and institutional markets," said Jonathan Rhone, Nexterra's President and CEO.
"Our business is to provide clean energy gasification solutions that enable
universities, industrial customers and other institutions to take control of
their energy costs. JCI is the leading provider of energy services in this
market, and we look forward to a continued partnership between our two

    About Johnson Controls, Inc. - Johnson Controls is a global market leader
in automotive systems and facilities management and control. For
non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and
services including comfort, energy and security management. Johnson Controls
(NYSE:   JCI), founded in 1885, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its
sales for 2006 (continuing operations) totaled $32.2 billion. For more
information on Johnson Controls, Inc., visit the company's website at

    About Nexterra Energy Corp. - Nexterra Energy is a leading developer and
supplier of advanced gasification systems that enable customers to
self-generate clean, low cost heat and/or power using waste fuels "inside-the
fence" at institutional and industrial facilities. Nexterra gasification
systems provide a unique combination of attributes including design
simplicity, reliability, versatility, ultra-low emissions, low cost and full
automation to provide customers with a superior value proposition compared to
conventional solutions. Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, BC,
Canada. For more information:

For further information:

For further information: Nexterra Energy Corp., Raymond McAllister,
Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 637-2507, Email:,; Johnson Controls, Inc., Alan Kirn,
General Manager of Advanced Solutions, Tel: (414) 524-4787, Email:,

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