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Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)



Type: Advanced Energy Research Facility

Status:  Operations started in 2012

Comments: Owned by the City of Edmonton and operated in partnership with Enerkem and Alberta Innovates


The Advanced Energy Research Facility in Edmonton is a collaborative effort between the City of Edmonton, the government of Alberta, via Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, and Enerkem. It is being developed by the City of Edmonton, and is using Enerkem's proprietary technology. It focuses on the conversion of various waste into biochemicals and advanced biofuels . The research facility includes laboratory equipment and a well-instrumented pilot plant, attracting top researchers from the country. Enerkem will conduct some of its advanced research at the facility, led by Dr. Esteban Chornet, Enerkem’s Chief Technology Officer. 


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