Enerkem Alberta receives C$3.5 million federal grant for Edmonton plant

November 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Alberta Biofuels, a subsidiary of Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., is receiving C$3.5 million from the Government of Canada through the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative to build the final phase of a facility that converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into liquid biofuels and chemicals.

The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility is the first of its kind to convert non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into liquid biofuels and chemicals. It contributes to the City of Edmonton’s goal to divert up to 90 per cent of household waste from the landfill. This commercial-scale facility has the capacity to process 100,000 metric tons of solid waste annually, which includes items like textiles, non-recyclable plastics, or soiled food containers, to produce over 40 million litres of fuel-grade, cellulosic ethanol.

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