Edmonton bioenergy research facility opens
June 28, 2011, Montreal – The Advanced Energy Research Facility in Edmonton, Alberta, has officially opened.
June 28, 2011, Montreal – The Advanced Energy Research Facility in Edmonton, Alberta, has officially opened. Enerkem, a waste to
biofuels and chemicals company, is providing the core technology for this
research centre, which is the result of a partnership with the Government of
Alberta and the City of Edmonton. Funding for the city-owned facility comes
from Alberta Innovates—Energy and Environment Solutions.
The state-of-the-art Advanced Energy
Research Facility is adjacent to Enerkem's commercial waste-to-biofuels
production facility in Edmonton, which will operate under the name Enerkem
Alberta Biofuels and is currently under construction. The research facility
will focus on the conversion of various wastes into biochemicals and will
expand Enerkem's proprietary technology platform to include additional useful
products such as polymers and higher alcohols.
Enerkem's synthesis gas and chemical
intermediates technology platform creates value from carbon-based waste
materials. It recently started commercial alcohol production at its demonstration
facility in Westbury, Quebec.