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Renewable chemicals




Enerkem can produce renewable chemicals with waste and residues instead of fossil sources.


Chemicals used to make thousands of industrial and consumer products have traditionally been derived from fossil fuels such as petroleum. With an innovative process that uses waste and residues instead of fossil fuels, Enerkem helps meet the increasing demand for greener everyday products.


The global renewable chemicals market is expected to reach approximately $76 billion in 2015.  Demand growth is mainly driven by the food packaging industry, biodegradable and compostable plastics, and other consumer products.


Enerkem produces methanol, which is a chemical building block for the production of secondary chemicals, such as acrylic acid, n-Propanol, and n-Butanol.