Darcy Quinn


Info Management December 25, 2014

Biomass plant reduces carbon emissions for University of British Columbia

Application Update: Combined heat and power (CHP) plant with a biomass retrofit delivered by Nexterra uses programmable automation controllers, HMIs, and a historian to provide more than 12% of the steam for University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver. In the first year of operation, the facility displaced more than 115,000 MMBtu of natural gas, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 6,000 tons per year, the equivalent of taking 1,250 cars off the road; better performance is expected. The facility is part of UBC’s “Campus as a Living Laboratory” initiative.

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