Enerkem Facility Becomes First Commercial-scale Plant to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol from Mixed MSW (Update)

19 September 2017 – Enerkem has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016 from its facility in Edmonton, Canada and now, with the installation of its methanol-to-ethanol conversion unit earlier this year, has become the first facility in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) on a commercial-scale. Enerkem is planning on increasing production at the Edmonton facility while preparing to build their next facility in parallel. While ethanol is not usable in jet aircraft, CAAFI is woekring with task forces to pursue an ethanol to alternative jet fuel certification in ASTM.

Read Enerkem’s news release here.

Enerkem's municipal waste-to-cellulosic ethanol biofuels facility in Edmonton receives registration approval to sell in the U.S.
Read the press release here.

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