Member - Enerkem

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

Type Company
Founder 2000
Company Size 200
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Vincent Chornet
Headquarters Montreal, QC H3A 2S7, Canada
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Enerkem converts non-recyclable garbage into cellulosic ethanol, biomethanol and renewable chemicals. Visit our website to learn more about our disruptive technology.
Headquarters Montreal, QC H3A 2S7, Canada

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Offers from Enerkem

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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.

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Available inWorldwideCategories of applicationAffordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and productionSector of applicationRenewable fuels, Energy from waste, Materials and chemistry, Urban and inter-urban mobility, Circular economy of solid wastes Status Implemented

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.

Visit company website
Available inWorldwideCategories of applicationAffordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and productionSector of applicationRenewable fuels, Energy from waste, Materials and chemistry, Urban and inter-urban mobility, Circular economy of solid wastes Status Implemented