Tag: Enerkem

Biofuture Platform joins Clean Energy Ministerial to create powerful change agent and ambitious engine for the global bioeconomy

Biofuture Platform joins Clean Energy Ministerial to create powerful change agent and ambitious engine for the global bioeconomy

September 14, 2020 |

By Gerard J. Ostheimer, PhD., Co-Founder and CSO, Global Biofuture Solutions Special to The Digest On Wednesday September 16th the Biofuture Platform will become an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. The 1-hour launch event is available to the public online and will be co-hosted by Brazilian Minister of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Bento Albuquerque […]

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NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem team on turning non-recyclable MSW into ethylene

NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem team on turning non-recyclable MSW into ethylene

May 11, 2020 |

In Canada, NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Enerkem have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. Working together, the companies will research advanced recycling technology to transform hard-to-recycle municipal waste, including items such as plastics, household waste, and construction materials, into […]

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Suncor invests another C$50 million in Enerkem

Suncor invests another C$50 million in Enerkem

October 16, 2019 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced the closing of a C$50 million equity investment from Suncor. As Canada’s leading integrated energy company, Suncor first participated in the ownership of Enerkem in April 2019 as part of a C$76.3 million equity financing alongside Enerkem’s existing shareholders. With this new investment, Suncor becomes a significant, strategic shareholder of Enerkem. […]

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Enerkem closed another C$76.3 million in equity financing including Suncor Energy

Enerkem closed another C$76.3 million in equity financing including Suncor Energy

April 17, 2019 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced the closing of a new round of financing totalling C$76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem’s existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc. This injection of additional capital will help foster the company’s growth by continuing the development of its other projects, including in Varennes, Québec, […]

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Enerkem looking at Massachusetts to possibly site new WTE plant

Enerkem looking at Massachusetts to possibly site new WTE plant

January 7, 2019 |

In Massachusetts, Enerkem is said to be looking at the state’s southern coast as a potential site for a waste-to-ethanol project using material from the local waste disposal company ABC Disposal’s new recycling center near Rochester. Enerkem told a local newspaper that new facilities would have two production lines rather than the single one its […]

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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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