Besides automotive interiors and batteries for hybrid vehicles
, Johnson Controls is also in the business of facility management and control systems. As part of that effort, the company is partnering with Nexterra Energy of Vancouver, British Columbia. Nexterra has developed biomass gasification systems that can produce synthetic gas from a wide variety of feedstocks. The gasification systems will be installed in factories, warehouses, educational facilities and other buildings to provide heat and drive generators for electricity. The flexibility of the system allows many types of locally available materials to be used in place of fossil fuels.
[Source: Johnson Controls]