Alberta Energy funds waste-to-biofuels facility
|Future site of the Edmonton, Alberta, waste-to-biofuels facility.
7, 2010, Montreal – Enerkem has been selected by Alberta Energy to receive
funding for its future Edmonton waste-to-biofuels facility, operated under the
name of Enerkem GreenField Alberta Biofuels. The $3.35 million funding
will come from the Biorefining Commercialization and Market Development
Program. This program is designed to stimulate investment in Alberta’s
bioenergy sector through the construction of ethanol, biodiesel, and biogas
facilities in the province. This funding is in addition to the $20 million
financial contribution made by Enerkem’s partners in this project: the City of
Edmonton and Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions.
Edmonton biofuels project was announced in 2008 and received an environmental
permit in 2009. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project in Alberta is
scheduled for this summer. The plant will divert more residential waste from
landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and produce a green transportation