Enerkem Announces Unique Community Energy Project
Enerkem's future biofuels plant will supply green energy to Strathcona county
The project received grant funding in the form of
Enerkem’s biofuels plant, operated under the name of Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels, will provide the residual heat and synthetic gas from its process as heating and cooling energy for residents and institutions in the Emerald Hills area. Strathcona County will use this innovative alternative to natural gas in a heating loop in
“Enerkem is proud to play a role in such a unique alternative energy project that could become a model for other communities”, said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. “This project demonstrates our commitment to reducing GHG emissions and to providing communities and cities with innovative solutions to transform their household waste, which cannot be recycled or composted, into biofuels and green energy.”
The grant funding received for this community energy project comes from the Clean Air and Climate Change-Technology and Innovation Program, under the Government of
Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) is a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company. It has developed a unique gasification, sequential gas conditioning and catalysis technology platform, capable of using a mix of feedstock, such as sorted municipal solid waste, forest biomass and agricultural residues. The company is headquartered in
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