06 Feb '12, 7pm

Canadian Trash-to-Biofuel Firm Enerkem Files for $125 Million IPO: Are commercial biofuels created from zero-c...

Canadian Trash-to-Biofuel Firm Enerkem Files for $125 Million IPO: Are commercial biofuels created from zero-c...

Are commercial biofuels created from zero-cost waste feedstock a pipe dream? That answer was nudged a little farther toward “no” today after trash-to-biofuel firm Enerkem filed its Form F-1 with the SEC in preparation for a $125 million IPO. The company's riding a wave of biofuel offerings that just doesn't seem to be slowing down. The Canadian company was founded in 2000, and has developed a “proprietary thermochemical technology” platform to process municipal solid waste (MSW) -- otherwise known as plain old trash -- into syngas, which can then be converted into methanol and then ethanol, or other chemical intermediates. Sounds like fellow biofuel aspirant Fulcrum , doesn't it? Enerkem's platform can apparently accept nearly anything, including “mixed textiles, plastics, fibers, and wood.” The company also claims that its gasification process has lower operating and capi...

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