Borealis Wood Power Corp.

Borealis Wood Power offers a renewable & affordable combined heat and power (CHP) system using wood chips. The `Wood Power Plant` operates on the principle of gasification, with the input being dry wood chips and the output of wood gas. The wood gas feeds the CHP unit, producing electrical and thermal power. The plant consists of a gasification unit that processes wood chips to produce the wood gas and a CHP unit that generates the electrical and thermal power. The plant operates on a carbon neutral basis. Our power generating engine produces 45kWh of electrical power and 100kW of thermal power for user consumption or to be fed to a public supply network.

Company details

4041 North Service Road , Burlington , Ontario L7L 4X6 Canada

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Renewable Energy
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Internationally (various countries)
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Borealis Wood Power Corporation is a Canadian company established in 2012, dedicated to marketing the Borealis CHP wood-plant system in Canada. Its focus is on both the market development and technical support for this system developed by Spanner Re2 GmbH of Germany and licensed to Borealis Wood Power Corporation. The system is marketed under the Borealis name and customized to the needs of the Canadian marketplace. Borealis is owned by a consortium of investors primarily from the automotive industry. The primary investors own Summo Steel Corporation of Burlington Ontario.


Summo Steel Corporation is a Canadian-owned Tier 2 automotive supplier with ISO certified manufacturing locations in Burlington, Ontario and Monterrey, Mexico. The company, founded in 1980, has sales in excess of $50 million CAD and is committed to excellence in customer technical support and quality.


Spanner Re2 GmbH of Neufahrn Germany is a division of a medium-sized group of companies.  The parent company is Otto Spanner GmbH,  a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, whose largest client is BMW. They are well experienced in biomass heating technology. Spanner Re2 GmbH has been developing and supplying biomass heating systems for OEM customers since 2005 with installations that use pellets, wood chips and logs in over 20 countries. The wood-power plant was commercially launched in 2009 for market applications.

Back to the future! The Borealis CHP generator uses bio fuel renewable wood chips to provide an environmentally friendly economically attractive energy source for rural communities, farms and industry. Borealis applies state-of-the-art technology to a long proven method of generating heat and power.