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Enerkem Successfully Meets Federal Environmental Assessment Requirements for its Mississippi Waste-to-Ethanol Plant
Date:10/28/2010

OE) 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 additional federal environmental assessment.

"Completion of the federal environmental assessment for Enerkem's Mississippi waste-to-ethanol plant is a significant milestone and we are thrilled to be taking a step further in bringing our second full-scale commercial biofuels plant to fruition," said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "The issuance of a "Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)" from the U.S. Department of Energy confirms the positive environmental impact that this plant will have, while increasing energy security and creating green jobs."

The environmental assessment process included a public consultation period, which began with a scoping notice that was sent to federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, elected officials, businesses, organizations, and special interest groups, as well as members of the general public. These stakeholders were given 30 days to submit comments regarding the project.

This August, Enerkem broke ground on its first full-scale commercial advanced biofuels plant in North America, located in Edmonton, Alberta. Today's announcement, regarding Enerkem's second commercial biorefinery, reinforces the Company's position as a first mover in the commercialization of advanced biofuels and waste-based ethanol. Construction work for Enerkem's Mississippi plant is expected to begin in 2011. About Enerkem
Enerkem is a leading waste-to-biofuels company. Its proprietary clean technology converts waste, such as unrecyclable household garbage, demolition debris and residues from used utility poles, into clean transportation fuels an
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