Clean growth for Canada and the world
Enerkem’s made-in-Canada, waste-to-biofuels global solutions create high-quality green jobs while reducing oil dependence and waste volumes.
From its headquarters in Montreal, Enerkem’s disruptive proprietary technology uses non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) instead of petroleum to produce the lowest-cost liquid transportation fuels and chemicals relative to alternative production methods.
Each Enerkem waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility, such as the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton*, creates high quality green jobs and brings value to communities and waste-generating industries, while helping solve some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. Enerkem facilities help diversify the energy mix and make greener everyday products while offering a sustainable and economical alternative to landfilling, incineration and traditional fuels and chemicals.
Generating economic growth:
- Currently employs some 200 Canadian professionals and engineers in Alberta and Quebec
- Each facility creates 610 direct + indirect jobs and generates net new economic impact across Canada of $200 M during construction. While in operation, each facility creates 150 direct + indirect permanent jobs and increases local annual net economic spending by $65 M
- Enerkem diversifies Canadian export opportunities by growing its international exporting and licensing business via partnerships with industrial leaders and municipalities
- Enerkem stimulates the Canadian manufacturing sector with its made-in-Canada modular and pre-fabricated manufacturing
Providing tangible environmental benefits:
- Enerkem has a growth plan to create a CO2 equivalent reduction of approximately 880,000 tonnes by 2030 in Canada alone through eight facilities in four provinces
- Enerkem facilities help diversify the energy mix and make greener everyday products while offering a sustainable and economical alternative to landfilling, incineration and petroleum-based fuels and chemicals
Enerkem welcomes the Government of Canada’s pledge to drive the success of Canada’s global cleantech ecosystem through investment and forward-thinking programs. Access to growth capital is the most obstructive barrier to growth for Canadian cleantech firms doing business here at home and around the world, according to Celine Bak, senior fellow with the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
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* An independent study by Doyletech Corporation evaluated the economic impact of the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton, Canada.