Enerkem obtains the ISCC certification and is ready to export biomethanol as a biofuel in EU

Enerkem's biorefinery in Edmonton, Alberta
Enerkem’s biorefinery in Edmonton, Alberta

Enerkem Inc., a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, yesterday announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.

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Finnish new gasification method turns forest residues to biofuel with less than a euro per litre

VTT Technical Research Center's headquarter in Tampere
VTT Technical Research Center’s headquarter in Tampere

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland – the biggest multitechnological applied research organisation in Northern Europe, that provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services – has assessed the techno-economics of the production of renewable liquid transportation fuels from forest residues. The case studies focused on the production of four biofuels using a method based on pressurised fluidised-bed gasification. The fuels studied were methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), Fischer-Tropsch liquids and synthetic gasoline.

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