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Nexterra receives VANOC Sustainability Award at 2010 Olympics

VANCOUVER, BC — Nexterra Systems Corp., a leading supplier of advanced, renewable biomass gasification heat and power solutions, announced that it has received the 2010 Sustainability Champion Award by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

Nexterra has received VANOC's 2010 Sustainability Champion Award for its leadership and contribution in helping to make sustainability an integral part of 2010 Olympics through strategic advice and support for the carbon offset program. The award was announced during a 2010 Olympic reception hosted in Vancouver by VANOC and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

"VANOC is fortunate to have benefited over the past few years from the advice and support of individuals and organizations to help advance solutions to local and global sustainability challenges," says Linda Coady, Vice President, Sustainability at VANOC. "This award celebrates Nexterra's extraordinary contribution in helping VANOC establish a new Olympic performance benchmark for managing the climate impact of the Games."

"VANOC's commitment to hardwiring sustainability into all aspects of the 2010 Games has clearly demonstrated that green is a new way to create value," said Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra. "From green venue design to alternative fuel transportation, carbon offset program, innovative water treatment and waste management solutions, VANOC has set a new standard for future Olympic Games and we are very pleased to be part of this remarkable achievement."

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March 9, 2010  By Newswire

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