Tag: Enerkem

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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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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Enerkem one of two Canadian companies invited to Paris for Solutions COP21 

Enerkem one of two Canadian companies invited to Paris for Solutions COP21 

November 29, 2015 |

In Quebec, Enerkem WAS selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Institut national de la propriété industrielle, France’s national institute for the protection of intellectual property or INPI, to take part in Solutions COP21, a major public event featuring innovative solutions put forward by some sixty companies from around the world to fight […]

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Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

September 21, 2015 |

Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce methanol and ethanol. This facility is the result of more than 10 years of efforts to scale up Enerkem’s technology from pilot and demonstration, to full commercial scale. To view […]

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Methanol’s Moment: With low prices, and proven process, is meth your new best friend?

Methanol’s Moment: With low prices, and proven process, is meth your new best friend?

September 10, 2015 |

Methanol is gaining momentum as a low-carbon fuels target, as Enerkem starts producing in Edmonton. Why methanol, why now? Here, we look at the technology and market rationale for this rising trend. As we reported earlier this week, Enerkem has initiated methanol production at its Edmonton waste-to-fuels facility, and has raised an additional $115M in financing. […]

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Enerkem scores C$152.6 million in new funding and production of biomethanol from MSW

Enerkem scores C$152.6 million in new funding and production of biomethanol from MSW

September 9, 2015 |

In Canada, Enerkem announced it has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated the production of biomethanol from non-recyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. The financing is comprised of a recently accessed C$29 million debt facility from Integrated Asset Management Corp.’s (IAM) Private Debt Group as well as C$50 […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 30: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 29, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? Learn All About It […]

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