November 01, 2010
Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Enerkem Corporation, its wholly-owned U.S. affiliate, successfully concluded the U.S. 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 US$50 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Pontotoc, Mississippi biorefinery project. As a condition of the funding, Enerkem needed to fulfill National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Following the assessment, DOE issued a “Finding of No Significant Impact” (FONSI), which gives Enerkem the green light to proceed with the project without the need for an additional federal environmental assessment.
Construction work for Enerkem’s Mississippi plant is expected to begin in 2011.