Nexterra Energy expands North American sales force

    VANCOUVER, May 26 /CNW/ - Nexterra Energy Corp. (, a
leading supplier of biomass gasification solutions, today announced the
addition of three new executives to its North American sales force,
strengthening the company's strategic focus on regional biomass energy
opportunities. The new Senior Sales Executives will be responsible for
supporting the growing demand for Nexterra's commercial proprietary
gasification technology in key markets, within the institutional and
industrial sectors.

    Joining Nexterra's sales organization:

    -   Jim McNamara, Senior Sales Executive for Northeastern U.S. McNamara
    has extensive executive experience in the renewable energy sector, most
    recently as Chief Operating Officer at New Energy Capital, managing their
    portfolio of alternative energy projects. In addition, he spent 10 years
    in business development and sales at Northern Power Systems. McNamara has
    developed and managed projects ranging from 30 kW to 20 MW including
    biomass, solar PV, wind turbines, waste to energy, microturbines, fuel
    cells, reciprocating engine gensets, steam turbines and combustion
    turbines. He holds an M.E in Mechanical Engineering from Dartmouth
    College and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Design from Vanderbilt

    -   Jo-Ann Yantzis, Senior Sales Executive for Eastern Canada & Great
    Lakes Region. Yantzis brings 25 years of experience in business
    development and environmental regulatory affairs, including 12 years in
    the alternative fuel industry. She has held senior sales management roles
    at Clean Energy, TeleflexGFI, and Lubrizol, and was Air Quality
    Consultant at Autumn Wind Associates. She holds a diploma in Mechanical
    Engineering Technology from Dawson College.

    -   Jonathan Harris, Senior Sales Executive for New Business Development.
    Harris joins Nexterra from Vancouver-based Westport Innovations, where he
    was responsible for Market Development and Sales, developing Westport's
    OEM and direct sales channels and working with strategic customers like
    Wal-Mart. Prior to that, Harris held numerous engineering roles within
    the engine development division at Westport. He holds a B.E. in
    Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey, U.K.

    This latest addition to Nexterra's sales force complements the current
coverage in Western Canada & the U.S. as well as Southeastern U.S., and
reinforces their presence in key strategic biomass regions.
    "The expansion of our sales force reflects the growing demand for
Nexterra's biomass gasification technology, and our commitment to the creation
of green jobs," said Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra. "It
provides us with a greater ability to capitalize on the growing market
opportunity for biomass gasification in these regions."
    Nexterra's gasification technology is commercially proven for converting
wood residue such as bark, branches, and sawdust into renewable synthetic gas
or "syngas" which enables customers to economically self-generate renewable
heat and/or power inside the fence. Syngas is a clean burning combustible gas
that can be used like natural gas to generate heat and/or power. Recent
testing at Nexterra's plants in Canada and the U.S. has verified that
particulate emissions from those facilities are equivalent to natural gas. The
combination of ultra low emissions, syngas versatility and low cost makes this
technology ideally suited to customers in the institutional and industrial
sectors looking for clean, renewable energy alternatives to conventional
combustion systems.

    About Nexterra Energy Corp. - Nexterra Energy is a leading supplier of
biomass gasification solutions that generate heat and power for institutional
and industrial customers. Nexterra's gasification technology is fully proven
for thermal applications to displace natural gas. Sales to date include
projects at the University of South Carolina, Dockside Green, the US
Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab, Kruger Products and Tolko
Industries. Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For
more information:

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For further information: Nexterra Energy Corp., Lori Aizer Bryenton,
Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 637-2507, Email:

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