RD&D Funding Partners

Nexterra has received funding for Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) of over $10 million from Canada's federal government and the British Columbia government to support Nexterra's research and demonstration efforts.

Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is a federal government ministry that seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. NRCan develops policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and conducts innovative science in facilities across Canada to generate ideas and transfer technologies. NRCan has contributed towards a variety of Nexterra research, development and deployment efforts. Visit www.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a federally funded not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies, which provide solutions for issues related to climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians. SDTC has contributed to Nexterra in support of technology advancements made at the company’s Product Development Center for advanced thermal and distributed power applications in addition to support for commercial demonstration projects. Visit www.sdtc.ca

The National Research Council (NRC-CNRC) is the Government of Canada's leading resource for research, development and technology-based innovation. NRC comprises some 20 institutes and national programs, spanning a wide variety of disciplines and offering a broad array of services. NRC-IRAP has contributed towards a variety of Nexterra research, development and deployment efforts. Visit www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Province of British Columbia  
The Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund was created in 2007 to encourage the development of new sources of clean energy and technologies that help support local economies and livelihoods in communities across British Columbia. The first round of ICE funding, announced in 2008, supported the commercial demonstration of a Nexterra indirect-fired gasification system at the University of Northern British Columbia and a novel Nexterra direct-fired gasification system at the Kruger Products tissue mill in New Westminster. In 2010, the ICE Fund announced support to help the University of BC and its project partners, Nexterra, GE Energy and FP Innovations, commercially demonstrate a biomass-fuelled combined heat and power system for UBC’s Point Grey campus. Visit www.env.gov.bc.ca/cas/mitigation/ice_fund.html

British Columbia Bioenergy Network
Established in April 2008 with a $25 million grant from the government of British Columbia, the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) is an industry-led network that acts as a catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies and organizing mission-driven research for the development and demonstration of new bioenergy technologies. BCBN is contributing to the development of a Nexterra commercial-scale, biomass-fuelled combined heat and power system that has been installed and will be demonstrated at the University of BC’s Point Grey campus. Visit www.bcbioenergy.ca