01 Jun '11, 6pm

Green: Turning Garbage Into Car Fuel

Enerkem Enerkem, led by Vincent Chornet, has started up a plant near Sherbrooke, Quebec, that converts waste into motor fuel, with a capacity of 1.3 million gallons a year,. The most challenging yet potentially most profitable part of alternative energy –- making fuel for cars and trucks -– is attracting attention from a mainstream fuel supplier and a trash hauler. Enerkem , a Montreal company that makes ethanol from old utility poles and household garbage, will announce Wednesday that a major independent oil refiner, Valero , has made its first investment in the company, and Waste Management, a trash-hauling company is raising its stake. With $60 million in new financing, total investment in Enerkem will reach $130 million. Enerkem is starting up a plant near Sherbrooke, Quebec, that it says is commercial in scale, with a capacity of 1.3 million gallons a year, and it is ...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/01/garbage-to-ener...

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