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Lignocellulose-Based Ethanol and Chemicals Segment (Montreal, Canada) January 13 th, 2009 Ethanol Biofuel Opportunity Transforming biomass and residues into biofuels and green chemicals
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 1 Company Background Founded in 2000; Based in Montreal and Sherbrooke, Quebec Privately owned and backed financially by US and Canadian investors: Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures & The Solidarity Fund QFL. Proven team, internationally recognized in low severity gasification and gas to liquids catalytic synthesis technology Seasoned managers with strong entrepreneurial & project development skills and experience in managing large industrial companies and projects Three plants in operation or under construction: Sherbrooke, Westbury and Edmonton. Government assistance at the Canadian Federal (NRCan, SDTC) & Provincial levels (Natural Resources Qc, AERI, Alberta) 45 employees
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 2 Sherbrooke Pilot Plant and Research Center (2003) First-Class Pilot and R&D Facility Over 3,500+ hours of operations across 20+ feedstocks Fully instrumented with 125,000 gallons/y alcohols capacity Producing methanol and ethanol Close relationship with the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec R&D focus on novel catalytic formulation
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 3 Westbury Plant (2008) Among World’s First Second-Generation Ethanol Plant Will produce 1.3 million gallons of ethanol per year from treated wood (decommissioned power poles) First plant to use negative-cost materials that are usually land-filled Conditioned syngas island’s commissioning to begin in next few weeks Ethanol production to follow in 2009 with hook-up of sequential catalytic conversion islands Plant’s second phase expansion will include residues from pulp and paper mills as well as municipal solid waste Gasifier and Gas Conditoning Equipment - August 2008
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 4 Edmonton Plant (2010) A Model for Urban Centers 25-year contract between City of Edmonton and Enerkem/GreenField Ethanol 100,000 tons / yr of sorted municipal solid waste will be diverted from landfill. Edmonton will achieve 90% waste diversion rate. Enerkem and GreenField Ethanol will build, own and operate the plant Will initially produce 10.4 million gallons of ethanol per year Phase 1 construction starting in 2009. Operations start-up at the end of 2010.
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 5 Near Term Pipeline – Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) 20.7 MMG per year capacity 50 / 50 JV with GreenField Ethanol; 25 year supply of sorted waste from City of Edmonton Groundbreak of 10.4 MMG phase 1 in 2009
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 6 ENERKEM’S TECHNOLOGY
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 7 Enerkem’s Technology: Any Biomass to Biofuels and Green Chemicals
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 8 Types of Biomass: Cost vs Homogeneity High/Medium grade homogeneous biomass: $$$ Forest, plantations, crops Residual biomass: $$ Forest and agricultural residues Residues from process industries Such residues can be chemically quasi- homogeneous (i.e. from a single species) or non-homogeneous (i.e. biomass from mixed species) Urban biomass: -$ RDF from MSW (typically > 50 wt% biomass) Construction / Demolition wood Sludge or wet bio-solids such feedstock is chemically non-homogeneous (obtained from WWT, manures, and meat processing plants)
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 9 Enerkem’s Technology: Multi-Product Approach
Confidential © Enerkem 2008. All rights reserved. 10 Contribute to Meeting Today’s Energy, Economic and Environmental Challenges Meeting renewable fuels standard with locally produced advanced biofuels Reducing greenhouse gas emissions Contributing to economic development – particularly in rural area and improving competitiveness and sustainability of agriculture and wood industry Efficient and Cost-Effective Technology Less capital intensive and is profitable at lower operating scales than other technologies ~ 100,000 dry tons/y modules Feedstock flexible - not limited to clean homogeneous biomass Low technology risk: all systems and catalysts are industrially proven Complete in-house team of process engineers; no dependence on third-party engineering or contractors Modular and skidable 10 M gal/y of ethanol production units - incremental capacity can be added with additional modules
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