Tag: Enerkem

Enerkem agrees deal with Twin Cities allowing it to move forward with planning MSW-to-ethanol project

Enerkem agrees deal with Twin Cities allowing it to move forward with planning MSW-to-ethanol project

December 13, 2018 |

In Minnesota, the Pioneer Press reports that Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Metropolitan Council has made an agreement with Enerkem to move the company’s proposed garbage-to-ethanol plant project forward. The City has agreed to supply 1.6 million gallons of treated wastewater per day for use at the facility. The company is moving forward with a $600,000 investment in […]

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Enerkem produces bio-DME from MSW

Enerkem produces bio-DME from MSW

September 11, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced that it has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could help address global climate change efficiently by replacing the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector. Using the company’s proprietary thermochemical technology, its innovation group has tested and validated the production of […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

July 26, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is in the engineering phase and working through the permitting process for the proposed $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant outside of St. Paul in Inver Grove Heights where it is teaming with a local MSW management company to eventually produce twice as much ethanol annually as at its 10 million gallon per year […]

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Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

Biofuels are rockin’ the boat in maritime sector

July 22, 2018 |

Companies that rock the boat often end up leading the way for others. While some companies have paved the way for road transportation and others reached high in the sky for aviation, there are some big boats out there that are also looking for alternative renewable fuels. Here are some companies that are answering the […]

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Enerkem’s MSW-to-methanol plant brings together Port of Rotterdam with Akso Nobel and Air Liquide

Enerkem’s MSW-to-methanol plant brings together Port of Rotterdam with Akso Nobel and Air Liquide

July 19, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Enerkem is teaming with not just the Port of Rotterdam but also Akso Nobel and Air Liquide on a MSW-to-methanol plant at the port, where more than 2 million metric tons of MSW are imported annually. Akso Nobel is seen as a key offtaker of the methanol produced from the project as […]

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Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

May 9, 2018 |

In Spain, Enerkem and Suez are teaming up to build a EUR250 million MSW-to-methanol plant near Tarragona called Ecoplanta Molecular Recycling Solutions with an eye on opening by 2022. Using 375,000 metric tons of plastic, paper and textiles annually, the facility will produce 265,000 tons of fuel annually. Only 10% of the region’s waste is […]

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Enerkem and NREL make high octane biofuel breakthrough

Enerkem and NREL make high octane biofuel breakthrough

March 21, 2018 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it had succeeded in producing a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. The chemical engineering expertise at Enerkem’s Innovation Centre in Westbury, Quebec, allowed the company to successfully develop a process that uses its proprietary waste-to-biofuel technology […]

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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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