Canadian company Enerkem has broken ground on a new energy research facility.
This company press release says the advanced waste-to-biofuels facility is a partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta,:
The research facility, a collaboration between Enerkem, the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI), will focus on the conversion of various types of waste from industrial sectors and from the municipal sector, to produce green transportation fuels and chemicals. It will be adjacent to the commercial waste-to-biofuels production facility, which will soon begin construction and will at term produce 36 million litres of ethanol per year.
“Enerkem is proud to take part in this unprecedented project that will keep more waste out of landfills, will reduce GHG emissions and will allow for the production of green transportation fuels,” said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. “The joint energy research facility and our commercial waste-to-biofuels production facility, demonstrate our company’s leading position in waste processing and in the production of advanced biofuels.”
The facility is expected to be done by the first part of next year.