Enerkem’s facilities bring value to communities.
Each Enerkem waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility creates high quality jobs and helps communities increase their waste diversion rate to as high as 90%. An independent study by Doyletech Corporation evaluated that 610 direct and indirect jobs were created during the construction of the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton, Canada, while 152 direct and indirect permanent jobs are created during operations.
“In Edmonton, a city of nearly 900,000, we have changed the way we view trash.”
Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton, Alberta
Enerkem’s community-based facilities have a compact footprint. Our facilities can be installed at landfill sites, next to transfer stations or petrochemical facilities. For example, the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility is located at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. The Enerkem Westbury facility, which mainly uses decommissioned telephone poles and railway ties as feedstock, is located next to a sawmill that recycles a portion of these materials.
These facilities help stimulate regional economies, increase energy diversity and reduce landfill volumes.