Project Synthesis Enerkem Sherbrooke

Country Canada  
Status operational  
Raw Material lignocellulosic crops  
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Type TRL 4-5 Pilot  
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Project Owner Enerkem  
City Sherbrooke  
ZIP H3A 2R7  
State Quebec  
Input 1 Name municipal solid waste, wood chips, treated wood, sludge, petroleum coke, spent plastics and wheat straw  
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Output 1 Capacity 375  
Output 2 Capacity 475  
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Partners University of Sherbrooke  
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Startup 2003  
Contact (visible on Website) Vincent Chornet  
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Techlology Brief Enerkem has developed a gasification‐based process technology that transforms sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) and residues from the forest and agricultural industries into transportation fuels, highvalue chemicals and electricity. Enerkem refers to  
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Additional Information Pilot Plant Facility, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada: Enerkem has been operating the pilot plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec since 2003, accumulating over 4,000 hours of operation. Through processing of solid materials, slurries, and liquids, the facility generates