15 September 2011 02:54 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--Enerkem will supply methanol produced at its facility in ?xml:namespace>
Enerkem CEO Vincent Chornet said the two companies have reached an off-take deal to that effect. He did not disclose volume or financial details.
“The access to Methanex’s worldwide distribution network coupled with our ability to produce methanol from non-recyclable waste represents a timely opportunity for Enerkem in the development of its commercial activities,” Chornet said.
The plant will subsequently produce cellulosic ethanol from methanol. Commercial plant capacity is expected to be 36m litres/year (10m gal/year), Enerkem said. It did not comment on the plant’s expected start-up date.
Last year, Methanex CEO Bruce Aitken joined Enerkem’s board of directors.
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