Company's leadership and growth recognized by Lux Research and the
MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, is proud to
announce that it earned the top ranking by Lux Research for near-term
growth opportunity among 415 companies, and was named a 2013 Global
Cleantech 100 company by the Cleantech Group.
"It's an honour to see our work being recognized by these authoritative
groups. The top-level granted by Lux Research is especially motivating
for everyone at Enerkem," said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief
Executive Officer. "Our soon-to-be-launched full-scale commercial
facility in Edmonton marks the first step of our growth in the global
market of advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals."
Analysts at Lux Research combed through the 415 companies they profiled in the third quarter of
2013 to select 10 firms whose activity indicated near-term growth
opportunities that large companies could capitalize on across the
energy and infrastructure, health and wellness, and materials
revolution global megatrends. Enerkem earned the top position among
these ten companies.
The Cleantech Group, for its part, is a global research and advisory
firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment. Its Global Cleantech 100 list highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from
all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in
the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most
significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.
5,864 companies were nominated this year from 60 countries. These
companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300
companies presented to a global 90-person expert panel for final input.
The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries. The complete list
of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online. The full report by Cleantech Group is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/gc100report/.
Enerkem makes biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. With its
proprietary technology, Enerkem converts non recyclable municipal solid
waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely used chemical
intermediates. Headquartered in Canada, Enerkem operates both a
demonstration plant and a pilot facility in Quebec. Enerkem is
currently building a full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals
facility in Edmonton, Alberta, and is developing similar facilities in
North America and globally. Enerkem's technology and facilities help
diversify the energy mix and make greener everyday products while
offering a sustainable alternative to landfilling. www.enerkem.com
SOURCE: ENERKEM INC.
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