Enerkem announces first commercial-scale biofuels and biochemicals plant is entering start-up phase
Major milestone achieved bringing Enerkem one step closer to becoming the first producer of biofuels and biochemicals to commercially use waste feedstock
Construction on the plant began in
“The conditioned synthesis gas island is the core of our technology platform as it is where we produce a clean tailored syngas that serves as a chemical source for the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals,” said Mr.
Enerkem’s renewable fuels represent a new technology path towards environmentally friendly energy, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by using materials that would otherwise produce methane when landfilled and by producing a renewable fuel for cars, buses and trucks. Unlike first-generation biofuels, or agrofuels, which are produced from sugar-rich crops such as corn and sugar cane, Enerkem’s second-generation biofuels are produced from biomass and waste materials.
Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) is a leader in the development and production of advanced biofuels and green chemicals. The company is headquartered in
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A video of the plant is available via this link: http://www.enerkem.com/index.php?module=CMS&id=11&newlang=eng
SOURCE ENERKEM INC.