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Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from garbage

September 16, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem announced it started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton, AB, Canada, is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. The company has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016, prior to expanding production to include cellulosic […]

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Enerkem gets lowest ever carbon intensity value from BC for 2G ethanol

Enerkem gets lowest ever carbon intensity value from BC for 2G ethanol

April 19, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. The confirmed carbon intensity of Enerkem’s waste-based ethanol is set at -55 gCO2e/MJ. As a comparison, gasoline has an intensity of […]

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Enerkem hits all operational milestones at Edmonton plant

Enerkem hits all operational milestones at Edmonton plant

April 12, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc announced that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM). “The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton is fully operational in accordance with very rigorous production criteria”, said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

March 20, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is moving forward with the $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant first announced last May with plans to site it outside St. Paul in Dakota County. Together with local recycling company SKB Environmental, a formal presentation was made in February to the local city council but the companies have yet to submit a proposal […]

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Enerkem aims for Rottterdam with latest waste-to-methanol plant 

Enerkem aims for Rottterdam with latest waste-to-methanol plant 

October 9, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, a partnership comprised of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem is looking to build its waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. The new chemical plant will use Enerkem’s innovative technology to convert residual waste […]

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Enerkem taking steps forward with $200 million facility outside St. Paul

Enerkem taking steps forward with $200 million facility outside St. Paul

October 4, 2016 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is exploring the development of a $200 million MSW-to-ethanol facility outside St. Paul in conjunction with local garbage processor and recycler SKB Environmental. The project was presented to city officials in May and last week the company submitted for zoning approval changes to allow the facility on a site currently zoned for […]

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Enerkem receives ISCC sustainability certification

Enerkem receives ISCC sustainability certification

August 24, 2016 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol. Under the RED Directive, all […]

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They ♥ DME, yeah yeah yeah: NREL, Enerkem advance BIO-DME to commercialization

They ♥ DME, yeah yeah yeah: NREL, Enerkem advance BIO-DME to commercialization

June 26, 2016 |

Poor DME. it burns like natural gas, handles like LPG, powers like diesel, and it’s as well-known as a good place for sewing machine repair in Burundi. San Diego-based Oberon Fuels has been the one consistent champion on the “what are we doing about energy security?” circuit. It’s the drop-in that gets dropped out, and […]

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Methanol as a chemical platform: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

Methanol as a chemical platform: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

April 12, 2016 |

This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers for chemical intermediates, from pilot to player. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Enerkem Senior Vice President Tim Cesarek, focusing on Enerkem’s methanol production as a chemical platform. More on Enerkem here in our 5-Minute Guide. The recorded version […]

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Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

Enerkem and Edmonton in legal disputes with six suppliers

March 28, 2016 |

In Canada, Enerkem is being sued by six suppliers, and four subcontractors that worked for a bankrupt seventh supplier for C$7.4 million while eight of them are also suing the City of Edmonton. The company and city have engaged in several countersuits as well. The MSW-to-biofuel plant was meant to produce ethanol beginning in 2012 […]

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