Enerkem

1130 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1500
Montreal, QC
CA, H3A 2M8

Enerkem produces biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its disruptive proprietary technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemical intermediates. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Canada, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as an innovation centre in Quebec. Enerkem's facilities are built as prefabricated systems based on the company's modular manufacturing infrastructure that can be deployed globally. Enerkem's technology helps diversify the energy mix and make everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration.

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Enerkem and partners agree on initial funding to kick off waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam

Enerkem and partners agree on initial funding to kick off waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam

A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Montreal-based Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam, Holland. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.

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Enerkem and Sinobioway Group sign a C$125M agreement to accelerate Enerkem's global expansion

Enerkem and Sinobioway Group sign a C$125M agreement to accelerate Enerkem's global expansion

Enerkem Inc., a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced at the end of January that it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China by 2035. The announcement was made in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, during his China trade mission.

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Enerkem appoints Dominique Boies as executive VP and CFO

Enerkem appoints Dominique Boies as executive VP and CFO

With over 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, investment banking and operations, Mr. Boies brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Enerkem. Prior to joining Enerkem, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at RONA where he was responsible for the financial and corporate strategy, investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury and legal affairs. At RONA, he led the company’s turnaround as well as the transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s valued at C$3.2 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the largest institutional fund managers in North America.

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Rotterdam proposed location for waste-to-chemicals plant using Enerkem technology

The selection of Rotterdam is one further step to advancing Enerkem's first project in the EU, where the company is part of a partnership that will convert waste to methanol.

A partnership comprised of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem has announced that it is looking to build its waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. According to Montreal-based Enerkem, this important step marks the beginning of a new phase for the members of the consortium who will now work together to finalize the business case which involves the selection of the exact location within the Port of Rotterdam and the start of the application process for the necessary permits.

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Enerkem's facility in Edmonton becomes first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert MSW into biomethanol

Enerkem’s facility in Edmonton becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol (CNW Group/ENERKEM INC.)

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.

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Enerkem one of two Canadian companies invited to Paris for Solutions COP21

Enerkem is the first company in the world to have successfully produced biomethanol from municipal solid waste at the commercial scale. (photo: Merle Prosofsky)

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, is pleased to have been selected by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Institut national de la propriété industrielle (France's national institute for the protection of intellectual property or INPI) to take part in Solutions COP21, a major public event featuring innovative solutions put forward by some sixty companies from around the world to fight climate change. The Solutions COP21 exhibition will be held from December 4 to 11 at the Grand Palais in Paris, at the same time as the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

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Enerkem raises C$152.6 million in financing

The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility is considered one of the first commercial advanced biorefineries in the world.

Enerkem Inc., the Canadian-based waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has announced it has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated the production of biomethanol from non-recyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.

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