Department of Veterans Affairs

Battle Creek Biomass Cogeneration Plant

Battle Creek, Michigan


Designed to produce clean, carbon-neutral heat and power, the Biomass Gasification System produces heat and electrical power from a condensing steam turbine generator that has an extraction port for campus heating. The Bio-mass system enables the VA to meet Executive Order 13514, which declared the U.S. Federal government's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020. By utilizing locally-sourced residual biomass in plentiful supply around Battle Creek, the VA campus will reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, leverage its operational spending in support of local industry, and divert debris from landfill.

HGA worked with DeMaria Building Company using a design-build process.