Nexterra , Stopford partner for bioenergy projects in the U.K.
Nexterra Systems Corp. and Stopford Projects Ltd. have formed a strategic alliance to develop and market Nexterra’s energy-from-renewable-waste gasification systems for the industrial and district energy markets in the United Kingdom.
Nexterra’s systems are ideally suited to delivering clean, reliable energy from local, renewable waste feedstocks in the UK. Under the recently announced revisions to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Renewable Obligation Certificate Program, projects deploying Nexterra’s gasification technology will qualify for 2 ROC’s – the highest level of ROC’s available for any renewable energy projects.
“The U.K. is a growing market for clean, renewable energy solutions like Nexterra’s,” said Prith Rajendran, managing director of Stopford. “We strongly believe that combining Nexterra’s proven and robust energy-from-waste systems with our local market knowledge will create an exciting market opportunity for both our companies.”
The partners were brought together by global defense, aerospace and security company, BAE Systems. For the past five years, BAE Systems has been helping Canadian companies find international partners with which they can co-develop their innovative technologies.
“BAE Systems and Nexterra have been working with Stopford for some time. We are looking forward to helping both these companies be successful, and the formation of their strategic alliance is a great step to them securing their first energy-from-waste project in the U.K.,” said John Rossall, BAE Systems director of industrial participation programs.
“We are very pleased to partner with a leading firm like Stopford,” said Mike Scott, Nexterra’s president and CEO. “We recognize the critical importance of strong local partners in the development of energy-from-waste projects, and Stopford’s extensive experience in this sector made them a great fit for Nexterra. We look forward to working with Stopford to establish our energy-from-renewable-waste systems as the standard for converting local waste feedstocks into heat and power for industry and communities across the UK while delivering world-class emissions performance. Our long standing relationship with BAE Systems has been instrumental in bringing us this far.”