Chinese Deal for Waste to Biofuel & Chemicals Firm Enerkem

Canadian waste to biofuels and chemicals firm, Enerkem, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) to develop a project partnership to jointly build a waste to biofuels facility in China. SMDERI is a state research institute on marine diesel engine in China, as well as an enterprise group engaged in R&D, manufacturing, service and project contract. For its part in the new project partnership, Enerkem said that it will license its proprietary technology to convert a variety of waste feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals. The company added that the final business structure and sites are under discussions and will be announced at a later time. The agreement was signed by Dr. Donghan Jin, president of Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute, and Vincent Chornet, president and CEO of Enerkem in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, as part of the Quebec government's trade mission in China. "Combining SMDERI'S expertise in equipment manufacturing and fuel ethanol distribution with our own strength in the conversion of waste to ethanol will create powerful synergies," commented Chornet. "The deployment of our disruptive technology in this market to produce clean transportation fuels from a variety of waste feedstocks also demonstrates that Enerkem's global export capacity can help sustainably address the growing issue of waste disposal in China," he added. Read More Enerkem's 38m Litre Waste to Biofuel Facility Inaugurated Canadian biofuels firm, Enerkem has officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste to biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Flash Pyrolysis Recycling Organic Waste, Tyres & Plastics into Oil at Basque Country University The Department of Chemical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed fundamental processes for producing raw materials and fuels using biowastes and tyres. Boeing Demo Plant Recycling Waste Cooking Oil into Jet Fuel in China Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China have opened a demonstration facility that will recycle waste cooking oil into aviation jet fuel. Biogas to Grid Anaerobic Digestions Project Selects Chesterfield BioGas Tech in Scottish borders Chesterfield BioGas has been awarded a contract to supply biogas upgrading technology to an anaerobic digestion plant at St. Boswells, near Melrose in the Scottish borders.