Enerkem prepares for startup

By Staff | February 14, 2013

The first employees hired to work at Enerkem Alberta Biofuels LP’s 10 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant have begun technical training at Enerkem Inc.’s demonstration facility. Interviews for the next round of hiring are also underway.

“With plant commissioning expected to begin this summer, it’s exciting to see the facility’s first employees join the Enerkem team and start their technical training,” said Vincent Chornet, president and CEO of Enerkem.

The facility's gasifier is already in place, and the prefabricated process modules were scheduled for delivery by mid-February.

The company has also announced closing on $37 million in additional financing from Waste Management of Canada Corp. and EB Investments, bringing the total investments from the two entities to $52 million.