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Council interested in learning more about proposed bio refinery

25 Jan 2019

Canadian firm has an interest in locating adjacent to Great River Energy’s RDF facility

The Elk River City Council thinks Great River Energy should go ahead and explore a partnership that could put a bio refinery next to its waste-to-energy facility on Highway 10.

Enerkem, a Montreal-based clean-tech company, uses its own technology to convert pre-treated waste from cities and counties into transportation fuels and chemicals. According to its website, Enerkem already operates bio refineries in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has planned facilities in Quebec, the Netherlands and China. A representative of Enerkem spoke to the Elk River City Council at its work session Monday, Nov. 19.

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City of Elk River Economic Development
13065 Orono Parkway | Elk River, MN  55330
phone 763.635.1000