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Enerkem is a company located in the Netherlands focused on taking everyday waste that cannot be recycled and turning it into energy. They have designed factories that take in waste, and withdraw the carbon components from various waste products. From there, the waste is processed, purified, and reconstructed into methanol. Typically we see methanol used for the production of various consumer products such as plastic, glues, and more. This concept has brought together multiple partners, created jobs, and helped reduce waste in over 58,000 households/factories. It's a wonderful concept that converts waste into energy effectively.

Learn about how Enerkem is building a circular economy in this 3:36-minute video below

Carbon can be found everywhere, in everything, and in the products we use every day.  Those products that cannot be recycled still hold carbon that can be utilized as energy.  Enerkem takes carbon from non-recyclable waste and converts it into useful products. This process helps create a circular economy as well as useful products. 

Learn how this process works step-by-step by watching the 4:01-minute video below

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Olivia Thomas

August 7, 2019
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