Waste conversion process
Chemical recycling of carbon
Enerkem’s patented technology chemically recycles the biogenic and non-biogenic carbon contained in non-recyclable waste and residues. In less than 5 minutes, our exclusive waste conversion process first transforms this carbon into a pure synthesis gas (also called syngas), which is then converted into biofuels and renewable chemicals, using commercially available catalysts.
The chemical recycling of what would otherwise be wasted carbon represents a sustainable alternative to conventional waste management practices and promotes a circular economy:
Enerkem’s waste conversion process also uses non-recyclable municipal solid waste instead of fossil fuels to produce the lowest-cost liquid transportation fuels and chemicals relative to traditional production methods.