An innovation center focused on building the bioeconomy


Enerkem tests unconventional feedstocks and raw materials proposed by its clients and partners at the Westbury facility. The plant also serves for the development of new products and as a training center for our plant technicians and operators.

The innovation center allows Enerkem to scale up its process for full commercial deployment, such as the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton, Canada.

Enerkem Westbury is a compact plant located in a rural area, near a sawmill that recycles used electricity and telephone poles and railway ties. Enerkem converts the non-usable portion of these poles, as well as other waste materials, into clean fuels and green chemicals.


Type: innovation center
Status: in operation since 2009 (syngas), 2010 (methanol), 2012 (ethanol)
Feedstock: decommissioned telephone poles and sorted municipal solid waste
Products: syngas, methanol, ethanol
Capacity: 5 million liters per year (methanol) / 1.3 million gallons per year


Enerkem Inc. – Westbury facility
551, avenue de la Tuilerie
Westbury QC J0B 1R0 CANADA