Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) is a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company. It has developed a unique gasification, sequential gas conditioning and catalysis technology platform capable of using a mix of feedstock such as sorted municipal solid waste, forest biomass and agricultural residues. Emerkem is also involved in the development of a municipal waste-to-biofuels plant in Edmonton, Alberta, and recently announced the development of a second-generation biofuels production facility to be located in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Enerkem, Inc. is backed by a group of top-tier investors including Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and BDR Capital.
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Biofuels and chemicals facility will have production capacity of as much as 38 million litres per year. “Our breakthrough technology uses garbage instead of fossil sources for the production of chemicals and liquid transportation fuels,” Enerkem president and CEO Vincent Chornet said in a statement.
Enerkem officially inaugurated today its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This announcement was shared by Enerkem's CEO, Vincent Chornet, Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton, and the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and Government House Leader, representing the Government of Alberta.
Enerkem and GreenField, partners in VANERCO, announce up to $39.8 million in repayable contribution from the Canadian government
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver today confirmed SDTC’s financialcontribution in VANERCO, the joint venture partnership formed by Enerkem (www.enerkem.com ) and GreenField (www.gfsa.com) to build and operate a cel lulosic ethanol facility integrated with GreenField's existing ethanol plant in Varennes, Quebec.