A new partnership aimed at accelerating the deployment of waste to biofuels and circular chemicals technology has been announced.
Enerkem and Technip Energies have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter a collaboration agreement and expedite the development of the former company’s gasification technology.
Enerkem specialises in the development and commercialisation of its gasification technology, transforming non-recyclable waste into biofuels, low carbon fuels and circular chemicals, catering to hard-to-abate sectors such as sustainable aviation and marine fuels.
It has been operating a commercial demonstration scale facility in Alberta, Canada, since 2016 and is currently involved in the development and construction of new commercial-scale waste to methanol facilities in Canada and Europe.
Technip Energies will contribute its expertise in engineering, technology integration and project delivery to support projects developed by Enerkem.
The latter firm intends to establish a development company to acquire sites and secure relevant permits for the replicable methanol biorefinery design, supporting the production of biofuels and low carbon fuels as well as circular chemicals.
Dominique Boies, CEO of Enerkem said: “We are excited to partner with Technip Energies to accelerate the deployment of Enerkem’s technology in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Technip Energies’ extensive expertise will enable Enerkem’s clients to benefit from projects speed to market and cost efficiencies, supporting their decarbonisation efforts and sustainability goals.”