Enerkem voted 7th in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, is proud to be ranked 7th in Biofuels Digest's annual list of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy 2011-2012.  For the past three years, Enerkem has steadily climbed this prestigious ranking from the 25th position in 2009, 16th in 2010, and 7th this year.

"We thank our supporters for this honor and assure them of our commitment to innovation", said Vincent Chornet, President and CEO of Enerkem. "We will continue to reaffirm our leadership in the biofuels market as we deploy our commercial strategy."

The 50 Hottest Companies list recognizes innovation and achievement in bioenergy development. The ranking is based equally on votes from a panel of international selectors and votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and Renewable Chemicals Digest.

About Enerkem
Enerkem develops biofuels and chemicals from waste. With its proprietary thermochemical technology, Enerkem converts abundantly available municipal solid waste (mixed textiles, plastics, fibers, wood and other non-recyclable waste materials) into chemical-grade syngas, and then methanol, ethanol and other chemical intermediates that form everyday products. By using waste instead of fossil fuels, Enerkem addresses the growing demand for renewable energy sources and chemicals, while reducing landfill volumes and greenhouse gas emissions. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the company currently operates both a pilot and a commercial demonstration facility in Quebec, has its first waste-to-biofuels full-scale commercial plant under construction in Edmonton, Alberta, and is developing several similar facilities in the U.S. and Canada that will convert municipal solid waste into biofuels and chemicals. www.enerkem.com

SOURCE ENERKEM INC.

For further information:

Marie-Hélène Labrie
Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications
Enerkem Inc.
+1 514 875-0284, x. 231

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