Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Project
The $27-million UBC Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Project (BRDP) is a partnership with Vancouver-based Nexterra Systems Corp. and General Electric Co. (GE). When it opens in 2012, it will be the first biomass-fueled, heat-and-power generation system of its kind in the world.
The project will eliminate up to 4,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year from UBC’s Vancouver campus – the equivalent of taking 1,100 cars off the road – and is part of UBC’s bold plan to reduce institutional GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 33 per cent by 2015, 67 per cent by 2020 and total GHG emissions by 2050.
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