Tag: Enerkem

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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Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

March 15, 2015 |

ABLC 2015 has come and gone. Here are new priorities, lessons learned, new advances, and cautionary tales. ABLC 2015 ended last Friday, and from the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC., we have selected slides presented by CEOs from Abengoa, Algenol, Amyris, Aventine, Enerkem, Fulcrum, GranBio, Green Biologics, Iogen and LanzaTech — at the top rank in terms of […]

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Enerkem: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Enerkem: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

January 14, 2015 |

Enerkem develops biofuels and chemicals from waste. With its proprietary thermochemical technology, Enerkem converts abundantly available municipal solid waste (mixed textiles, plastics, fibers, wood and other non-recyclable waste materials) into chemical-grade syngas, and then methanol, ethanol and other chemical intermediates that form everyday products. By using waste instead of fossil fuels, Enerkem addresses the growing […]

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Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

Enerkem teams with AkzoNobel to develop waste-to-chemical plants in Europe

November 13, 2014 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. In this new project partnership, Enerkem will license its exclusive breakthrough technology to convert municipal […]

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The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

October 28, 2014 |

As Alberta looks at what might works for them in industrial biotech — Jacobs comes up with a useful take on Renmatix, GTI, LanzaTech, Enerkem, REG and OPX Bio — and 8 rules for getting it done, making it happen. While in Alberta last week, we came across a report commissioned by Alberta Innovates looking […]

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Enerkem signs deal for JV project in China

Enerkem signs deal for JV project in China

October 27, 2014 |

In China, Enerkem announced t has signed an agreement with Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute to develop a project partnership to jointly build a waste-to-biofuels facility in China. The agreement was signed by Dr. Donghan Jin, President of Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute, and Vincent Chornet, President and CEO of Enerkem. This announcement […]

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Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

October 21, 2014 |

When we think of the past 12 months and the remainder of 2014, we’re going to look back on it as the Year of Steel for the advanced bioeconomy. October 9, 2013: Beta Renewables’ 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Crescentino, Italy. At the time, the world’s largest. May 29, 2014: Solazyme’s 100,000 […]

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The Hottest Companies: Enerkem Photo Votes for 2014-15

The Hottest Companies: Enerkem Photo Votes for 2014-15

September 14, 2014 |

Here are the photo votes received for Enerkem in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials. More on photo voting in this years’ rankings process, here.

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Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

July 21, 2014 |

Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels. Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”. Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for “commercial now”. For 18 out of 20 key cellulosic biofuels technologies, fewer than 10% of biofuels stakeholders report that they have a “through understanding” of the technology, and […]

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Enerkem to embark on $8.5 million R&D for rural power production

Enerkem to embark on $8.5 million R&D for rural power production

July 15, 2014 |

In Canada, Enerkem is set to spend the next three years and $6 million, in addition to $1 million from the Quebec government and another $1.5 million from the federal government, to demonstrate its MSW processing technology to fuel power plants in remote areas. The expectation is that the fuel could be much cheaper than […]

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