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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.