Biofuels from waste increase energy diversity and reduce GHG emissions

Enerkem makes low-cost biofuels from non-recyclable garbage instead of conventional sources, such as corn or sugar cane.

Enerkem converts waste into ethanol, with the lowest cost to produce compared to other ethanol production methods. Ethanol is the most popular of all biofuels. It represents 76% of global biofuels consumption, which reached an all-time high of 117 billion litres in 2013.*

Biofuels from waste and residual biomass, such as Enerkem’s ethanol, provide alternative fuel sources that can gradually replace petroleum in the global fuel pool, and positively impact today’s most pressing energy and environmental issues. Enerkem’s ethanol is a renewable, non-toxic, water-soluble, highly biodegradable and clean burning fuel, used as a high octane oxygenate in gasoline.

62 countries** have established blending mandates or targets to increase renewable fuel content, a number that keeps growing every year along with the demand for biofuels in these new markets.

The emergence of alternative fuel sources is driven by the need to reduce dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions as well as to increase energy diversity. The company builds partnerships and off-take relationships with industrial groups to implement biofuels production facilities worldwide and develop new products derived from the Enerkem platform.

 

* Sources:

http://ethanolrfa.org/pages/World-Fuel-Ethanol-Production http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-03/biodiesel-output-seen-by-oil-world-rising-to-24-7-million-tons.html

 

** As of December 2013