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Heterogeneous Feed Biorefinery

Project Information
Status: 
Cancelled
Total Estimated Project Cost: 
$124,500,000
Description: 
Enerkem will build and operate a 330 tonne-per-day biorefinery in Pontotoc, Mississippi that uses the dried and sorted biomass fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) as feedstock. The Enerkem technology platform is based on a state-of-the-art gasification system coupled with a proprietary gas cleaning and conditioning process. The product of Enerkems thermo-chemical process is a synthesis gas of sufficient purity and composition stability to be transformed, via catalysis, into transportation fuels and bio-chemicals. The objectives of the project are to demonstrate the reliability of the Enerkem biorefinery module through 8,000 hours of continuous operation and to achieve a production rate of ~ 10 million gallons of ethanol per year from the operation of the facility.

Reviews, Approvals and Permits

Title Responsible Agency Responsible Agency POC Estimated Completion Status
FAA construction notification Robert Van Haastert 8/11/2013 Delayed
Waters of the US Jurisdictional Determination Charles R. Allred, Jr 6/14/2012 Complete
FAA construction notification Robert Van Haastert 8/11/2013 Delayed
Waters of the US Jurisdictional Determination Charles R. Allred, Jr 6/14/2012 Complete
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