Tag: Enerkem

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

February 17, 2018 |

In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials. Background In case you’ve been hibernating this winter and […]

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Canada sexures C$280 million in new financing round

Canada sexures C$280 million in new financing round

February 6, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has completed a C$280 million investment round–its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. Existing Enerkem investors include Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Waste Management of Canada, Investissement Québec, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Cycle Capital, Fondaction, The Westly […]

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Edmonton falls short of waste diversion and biofuel goals

Edmonton falls short of waste diversion and biofuel goals

February 3, 2018 |

In Canada, a garbage audit shows that the city of Edmonton is not meeting its waste diversion goals, partially due to Enerkem’s biofuels project not running at full capacity. Enerkem turns Edmonton’s municipal solid waste into methanol and ethanol. The audit report also shows that the amount of waste diverted from the landfill has declined […]

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China’s Sinobioway invest C$125 million in Enerkem

China’s Sinobioway invest C$125 million in Enerkem

January 22, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem announced it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125 million in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China […]

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

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 […]

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Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

Fuels America leaders say “thank you, President Trump” for RFS support

November 10, 2017 |

In Washington, a coalition of the nation’s leaders in advanced and cellulosic biofuels thanked President Trump for his commitment to the RFS, which “has attracted billions of dollars of investment in first-of-a-kind technologies in the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry.” They also express concerns about the EPA’s July proposal to reduce White House-approved growth in […]

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Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

November 7, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem’s advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed all the necessary steps required by the EPA and is the first ever […]

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Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

Waste Makes Haste: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Enerkem

October 30, 2017 |

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. Enerkem’s Tim […]

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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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