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Biofuels company Enerkem to start construction on Canadian energy research facility

15 Sep 2009

Enerkem, a waste-to-biofuels company, teamed up with the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta to signify the start of construction on their advanced energy research facility.

The research facility, a collaboration between Enerkem, the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Energy Research Institute, will focus on the conversion of waste from the industrial and municipal sectors to produce up to 36 million litres of clean transportation fuel per year. The research facility is part of a broad waste-to-biofuels initiative, which also includes a commercial waste-to-biofuels facility, to be built by Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels, and a municipal waste processing facility, being built by the City of Edmonton.

‘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 CEO 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.’

Enerkem will conduct some of its advanced research at this research facility, which will be led by Dr Esteban Chornet, co-founder of Enerkem.

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