Enerkem meets Federal waste-to-ethanol plant requirements

Enerkem Inc. announced that Enerkem Corporation, its wholly-owned United States affiliate, successfully concluded the United States federal environmental assessment requirements for its Mississippi waste-to-ethanol plant, which allows the company to move forward with the project.

In December 2009, Enerkem was granted $50 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) for its Pontotoc, Mississippi biorefinery project. As a condition of the funding, Enerkem needed to fulfill National Environmental Policy Act requirements. Following the assessment, DOE issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact”, which gives Enerkem the green light to proceed with the project without the need for additional federal environmental assessment.