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.