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Enerkem Begins Ethanol Production from Waste Feedstocks

7:50 AM MDT | June 8, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Enerkem has begun ethanol production at its demonstration facility at Westbury, PQ. The company installed equipment to convert methanol and waste materials into cellulosic ethanol. "The start of ethanol production at our Westbury facility is a significant milestone,” says Vincent Chornet, president and CEO. "Enerkem has already produced cellulosic ethanol at its smaller scale pilot laboratory facility in Sherbrooke. This new achievement in Westbury allows us to confirm the process design of our proprietary methanol-to-ethanol technology for its...

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