Mississippi is fortunate to possess a diverse portfolio of energy resources. We also have a diverse portfolio of energy projects in development. One of those is the Enerkem plant in Pontotoc, MS.
Enerkem is planning a biorefinery on a regional landfill. They plan to convert 300 tons of solid waste a day into ethanol, amounting to 10,000,000 gallons of ethanol per year.
This project is helping to remove barriers to commercialization of fuel and power production from municipal solid waste, including yard and food wastes. With the Halloween holiday upon us, technology developed by Enerkem can transform millions of pounds of pumpkins (approximately 1.4 billion) from seasonal decorations to viable sources of biofuels.