Montreal- based renewable chemical and biofuel producer Enerkem has received the lowest carbon value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines.
The companies waste-based ethanol, which is produced under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation, received a carbon intensity score of -55 gCO2e/MJ, compared to conventional gasoline carbon intensity of +88 gCO2e/MJ.
The approval under the federal requirements regulations provides Enerkem additional opportunities to sell its advanced ethanol in the province, while also opening up the Alberta market, where Enerkem’s first full-scale facility is located.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for having the lowest carbon transportation fuel solution ever approved by British Columbia under its Low Carbon Fuel Regulation,” says Vincent Chornet, Enerkem president.
The British Columbia Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation was introduced to reduce reliance on non-renewable fuels and the environmental impact of transportation fuels. Under this requirement, fuel suppliers must progressively decrease the average carbon intensity of their fuels by 10pc, relative to 2010, by the year 2020.