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Enerkem gets $1.8 million for biorefining demo

June 17, 2010, Montreal – Enerkem Inc. has been chosen by the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation to receive $1.8 million in funding for a market demonstration project aimed at further reducing greenhouse gas emissions by “greening” biofuel production.


June 17, 2010
By Enerkem

June 17, 2010, Montreal – Enerkem Inc. has been chosen by the Climate Change and
Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) of Alberta to receive $1.8 million in funding for
a market demonstration project aimed at further reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions by “greening” biofuel production. Through this project, Enerkem will
demonstrate the market potential of optimized innovative technologies that
further reduce GHGs emitted by biorefineries. Targeted biomass
feedstocks will be converted into biofuels to compare the GHG reduction
benefits of the Enerkem technology. The project will also focus on the direct
use of CO2 in dry reforming in the company’s synthetic gas conditioning process
as well as its incorporation in advanced chemicals.

These
tests will be conducted at the Advanced Energy Research Facility (AERF) in
Edmonton, Alberta. The AERF pilot plant is a joint effort between the Edmonton
Waste Management Centre, Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions,
and Enerkem.  Once demonstrated, the technologies and products will be
implemented in Enerkem’s commercial biofuels facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

Enerkem’s
project is one of five renewable energy projects chosen by the CCEMC, from 223
submissions.


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