About the company

Type
Company

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
Montreal, QC H3A 2S1, Canada

Company size
200

Founders
Vincent Chornet

Founded
2000

SDG's

  • Affordable and clean energy

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • Sustainable cities and communities

  • Responsible consumption and production


Social

Website
enerkem.com

Alliance member

Enerkem


Enerkem converts non-recyclable garbage into cellulosic ethanol, biomethanol and renewable chemicals. Visit our website

Enerkem converts non-recyclable garbage into cellulosic ethanol, biomethanol and renewable chemicals. Visit our website to learn more about our disruptive technology.

Offers

Advanced Biofuels

Description
Using non-recyclable solid waste to produce clean and renewable advanced biofuels

According to the World Bank, world cities generate about 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year. Despite waste reduction efforts put forward by municipalities and communities alike, including recycling or composting of organic waste, these can’t keep up with waste disposal issues. But what if there was another way to the current “take, make and dispose” industrial model? And if so, what if we could turn that trash into valuable products instead – Not only to keep the trash from being landfilled or incinerated, but also to replace the use of fossil sources to produce low carbon transportation fuels? This was the genesis of a new revolutionary idea developed at the turn of the new century by Enerkem - a pioneer in the cleantech sector - using an abundant resource available everywhere to manufacture advanced biofuels like biomethanol and cellulosic ethanol.

Available in
Worldwide

Categories of application
Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Renewable fuels, Energy from waste, Materials and chemistry, Urban and inter-urban mobility, Circular economy of solid wastes

Status
Implemented


Renewable chemicals

Description
Using non-recyclable solid waste to produce clean and renewable chemicals

According to the World Bank, world cities generate about 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year. Despite waste reduction efforts put forward by municipalities and communities alike, including recycling or composting of organic waste, these can’t keep up with waste disposal issues. But what if there was another way to the current “take, make and dispose” industrial model? And if so, what if we could turn that trash into valuable products instead – Not only to keep the trash from being landfilled or incinerated, but also to replace the use of fossil sources to produce thousands of products? This was the genesis of a new revolutionary idea developed at the turn of the new century by Enerkem - a pioneer in the cleantech sector - using an abundant resource available everywhere to manufacture chemicals that find their way into everyday products, like paints, glues, solvants, textiles, etc.

Available in
Worldwide

Categories of application
Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Renewable fuels, Energy from waste, Materials and chemistry, Urban and inter-urban mobility, Circular economy of solid wastes

Status
Implemented