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Enerkem goes further with its biofuels
November 9, 2017

Enerkem goes further with its biofuels

Given that the transport sector accounts for 40% of the GHGs emitted on the planet, decarbonization of fuels appears to be an obvious way of reducing the environmental impact of this sector. Good news! Enerkem, a member of Écotech Québec, has just received EPA approval.

Enerkem produces cellulosic ethanol, a biofuel, at its Edmonton plant. What makes it special? Instead of being made from agricultural and woody residues, Enerkem's cellulosic ethanol is made from non-recyclable, non-compostable urban residuals that are less expensive. According to the EPA, cellulosic biofuels reduce GHG emissions by at least 60% compared to gasoline.

 

Enerkem has just completed all the necessary steps required by the EPA to obtain the first approval that will allow the company to "be able to sell [...] in the world's largest biofuels market," explains Vincent Chornet, President and CEO.

 

Source: News releases

 

 

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