Clean fuels and green chemicals from waste

Enerkem produces clean fuels and green chemicals from waste with better economics and greater sustainability than other technologies relying on fossil sources.

Enerkem’s disruptive technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals.

Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce methanol and ethanol. This facility is the result of more than 10 years of efforts to scale up Enerkem’s technology from pilot and demonstration, to full commercial scale.

“Enerkem is tapping into the multi-billion waste, biofuels and chemicals markets as the new alternative to incineration and landfilling.”
Vincent Chornet, President and CEO

One of the most advanced green technology companies

We develop and deliver biorefineries in North America and globally, based on a modular and standardized manufacturing approach.

Enerkem is open to partnerships with industry leaders to implement facilities that utilize municipal solid waste to produce clean fuels and renewable chemicals. In addition to licensing its technology, the company provides fully fabricated modular equipment and handles assembly on site.

  • Private company founded in 2000 by current senior management
  • Majority-owned by institutional, clean technology and industrial investors
  • Headquartered in Montreal, Canada
  • 220 employees in Canada and the United States

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