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Enerkem begins commissioning trash-to-methanol unit

10:30 AM MST | December 3, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that it has begun commissioning front-end systems at its Alberta municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-methanol facility at Edmonton, Canada. When fully operational, the plant will have a production capacity of up to 38 million litres per year and help the City of Edmonton divert 90% of the residential waste stream from landfill. Enerkem expects to add an ethanol module to the site in 2014. Vincent Chornet, president and CEO of Enerkem, says the “game-changing facility… can become a model for many communities around the...

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