Work Package 2.5
Thermochemical process to convert contaminated wood waste into biofuels and chemicals (ENERKEMprocess©)
Enerkem converts mixed waste and residues into a pure synthesis gas (or syngas) which is suitable for the production of biofuels and chemicals using proven, well-established and commercially available catalysts. With its proprietary technology platform, the company is able to chemically recycle the carbon molecules from non recyclable waste into a number of products. Enerkem has validated its technology over 10 years using solid waste from several municipalities, as well as a broad range of residues. Enerkem’s process uses relatively low temperatures and pressures, which reduces energy requirements and costs. Feedstock analysis and a pilot trial is foreseen within ReWoBioRef that shall provide a general feasiblity study and a proof-of-concept for the utilisation of contaminated wood of A IV, D and lower grades from European waste wood sources.