Enerkem’s primary focus is cellulosic ethanol among its wide range of possible products.
Global biofuels production reached an all-time high of 105 billion litres in 2010, which includes ethanol. The emergence of clean transportation fuels is driven by the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy and GHG emissions. The production of advanced fuels, like ethanol, from waste and residual biomass, represents a viable solution with an immediate impact on pressing environmental challenges.
Ethanol is the most common biofuel today. It can be blended with gasoline (a 10 percent blend is common), distributed using today’s gasoline distribution network and used in all vehicles produced since 1982.
*spot price as of September 2011