Enerkem's trailblazing path to a sustainable future
Through its waste-to-sustainable alternative fuels process, environmentally sound technology, and carbon-neutral practices, Enerkem stands at the forefront of the energy transition. By embracing this visionary approach, Enerkem sets forth a blueprint for resilience and sustainability in the energy landscape, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and inspiring widespread action.
Decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors
Hard-to-abate sectors are responsible for more than 30% of global GHG emissions.
In the pursuit of sustainable energy sources, strategies like electrification can be impractical for certain industries due to their distinct characteristics and energy needs. Enerkem offers a viable solution by using waste as feedstock, providing a sustainable alternative for hard-to-abate sectors.
Enerkem's waste-to-methanol demonstrated a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional fossil fuels. The shipping industry faces formidable challenges in reducing emissions due to its heavy reliance on fossil fuels. These challenges stem from various factors, including the extended operational lifespan of vessels, the intricate nature of global supply chains, and the absence of uniform regulations.
The low-carbon methanol produced through Enerkem's technology can be integrated into marine engines with minimal modifications, making them a readily available and viable solution. By using Enerkem's biofuels, shipping companies can immediately reduce their emissions and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
The aviation sector is often regarded as one of the most challenging industries to decarbonize. Unlike other transportation sectors, such as cars or trains, where electrification and alternative fuels are more readily feasible, aviation's unique requirements pose significant obstacles to achieving deep emissions reductions.
Enerkem technology advantage lies in its ability to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) from waste. SAFs produced through this process can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 93% compared to conventional jet fuels.
Off-Grid Energy Systems
Off-grid energy systems is considered a hard-to-abate sector. This is because off-grid heating often relies on traditional fossil fuel sources such as heating oil, propane or coal, which emit carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change.
Enerkem's technology produces low-carbon fuels, such as dimethyl ether (DME) which is chemically similar to propane and butane. DME can be blended to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can be used in existing applications.
Traditional chemical production is heavily dependent on fossil fuel-based feedstocks, such as crude oil and natural gas.
Enerkem's technology can produce circular chemicals from waste materials instead of fossil fuel-based feedstocks. These chemicals can be used as alternatives in various production processes.
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Enerkem is at the forefront of developing low-carbon intensity fuels.
Waste materials like unrecoverable plastics, municipal solid waste, and biomass residues are used as feedstocks to produce low-carbon fuels, chemicals, and other valuable products.