NEWS Press releases Aug 31, 2010

Canada Pioneers Advanced Biofuels World First

EDMONTON – The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today lauded the ground breaking of Enerkem Inc.’s new waste-to-biofuels facility as a prime example of global Canadian leadership in the development of next generation biofuels.

At a ceremony attended by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, Quebec based Enerkem today broke ground on a new 36 million litre a year municipal waste-to- biofuels facility. It is the first facility of its kind in the world.

“Today, Canada breaks new ground in the development of advanced biofuels,” said Gordon Quaiattini, President of the CRFA. “This plant is a concrete example of Canadian leadership in renewable fuels. This plant is good news for our energy supply, good news for the local economy, and good news for the environment.”

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