DAILY NEWS Jun 25, 2014 11:35 AM - 2 comments

IN PICTURES: Enerkem opens full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility

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By: HazMat Staff
2014-06-25

Enerkem has shared a few photos of its Edmonton facility inauguration held June 4, 2014 in Alberta. Some 10 years in the making, it's the company's first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility, and one of the world's first commercial facilities to be built for the production of renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels. 

More than 160 people participated, including government representatives, industrial groups, partners, municipalities, etc. Also in attendance were the Alberta minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Robin Campbell, Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen, Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson and President of Enerkem Vincent Chornet, who gave inspiring speeches before the official ribbon-cutting. You can watch the webcast of the event at this link.

Inauguration of Enerkem’s Municipal Waste-to-Biofuels and Chemicals
facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

Alberta Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Enerkem’s biorefinery facility with
Robin Campbell, Alberta Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource
Development, Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Enerkem and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton.

Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem



Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, taking a selfie  


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Sterling Mumaw

Congratulations Enerkem - the first one is always the hardest.
We look forward to working with you in the US as you take your technology and processes to the many municipal authorities that need your services.

Posted June 26, 2014 10:14 AM


Cheryl Kites

Producing green chemicals for everyday products

These are Enerkem's words copied from an intro picture on their website. What is meant by "green chemicals?" Anyone know?

Posted June 25, 2014 09:54 PM


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