Enerkem’s proprietary thermochemical process converts waste into biofuels and chemicals.
Enerkem’s clean technology platform is a 4-step thermochemical process that consists of:
Enerkem converts mixed waste and residues into a pure synthesis gas (or syngas) which is suitable for the production of biofuels and chemicals using proven, well-established and commercially available catalysts. With its proprietary technology platform, the company is able to chemically recycle the carbon molecules from non recyclable waste into a number of products.
Enerkem’s primary focus is the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol. Its unique process first requires the production of methanol as a chemical building block for the production of ethanol. Enerkem can also sell its methanol as an end-product, or use it as a key intermediate to produce other renewable chemicals.
Enerkem has validated its technology over 10 years using municipal solid waste from several municipalities, as well as a broad range of residues. Enerkem’s process uses relatively low temperatures and pressures, which reduces energy requirements and costs.
Enerkem’s green chemistry provides a source of clean energy as well as a sustainable alternative to landfill and incineration.