Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Enerkem Alberta Biofuels located in Edmonton, Canada, is the world’s first major collaboration between a large city and an innovative waste-to-biofuels producer. Together, Enerkem and the City of Edmonton address the non-recyclable and non-compostable waste disposal challenge by diverting household waste destined to landfills.

In 2016, the facility obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system. In 2017, the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. It is also the first-ever waste-to-biofuel facility to sell its ethanol under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard after receiving registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2017.

Current stage: in commission



Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The consortium comprised of Nouryon, Air Liquide, the Port of Rotterdam and Enerkem and now Shell is looking to build a waste-to-chemicals plant within the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam. The project is supported by the City of Rotterdam and the Province of Zuid Holland. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative to incineration, by converting waste to raw materials for the chemical industry as well as advanced biofuels for the transportation sector. 

Current stage: in development, pending Final Investment Decision (FID)


Tarragona, Spain

Enerkem and Suez have signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced carbon molecular recycling facility in El Morell (Tarragona), Spain. This is a pioneering renewable chemical industry project, mod. The facility will be the first of its kind in Spain dedicated to the commercial production of green methanol from secondary raw materials derived mostly from pretreated non-recoverable waste. 

Current stage: in development, pending Final Investment Decision (FID)