Edmonton plant that converts old carpet, shoes to ethanol set to start production this summer

By -- Edmonton Journal —— Bio and Archives--April 21, 2017

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Edmonton’s garbage-to-fuel plant should finally start commercial ethanol production this summer, a company official said Wednesday.

Enerkem Inc.’s facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre in Clover Bar, which started construction in 2012, will convert old carpet and other non-recyclable trash into ethanol that refineries can add to gasoline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The product was recently given the lowest carbon intensity value yet issued by the B.C. government, meaning it can now be sold in that province’s gas, as well as in Alberta, said Marie-Hélène Labrie, Enerkem’s senior vice-president for government affairs and communications.—More…

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