Enerkem announces expansion of executive team



    Enerkem executive team strengthened by the appointment of commercial
    lawyer Jocelyn Auger as Vice President and General Counsel

    MONTREAL, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading advanced
biofuels and green chemicals technology company, announced today the expansion
of its executive management team with the appointment of Mr. Jocelyn Auger as
Vice President and General Counsel.
    Mr. Auger brings to Enerkem more than a decade of commercial and legal
experience acquired within both law firms and corporations. Prior to joining
Enerkem, Mr. Auger was a partner at one of Canada's fastest-growing
independent law firms, BCF LLP, where he also served as the co-chair of the
Business & Technology Practice Group and was responsible for the firm's
information technology operations. In his years as a legal practitioner, Mr.
Auger gained considerable experience in the execution and management of
activities related to intellectual property licensing, the establishment of
joint ventures, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other
commercial transactions.
    "I am pleased to welcome Jocelyn Auger to Enerkem. His deep knowledge of
commercial transactions and trained insight into legal affairs will make
valuable contributions to our growing company," said Vincent Chornet, Chief
Executive Officer of Enerkem. "By joining our team of seasoned managers, Mr.
Auger will contribute to our success in charting a path forward in this
growing market for advanced biofuels and green chemicals."
    Enerkem addresses some of today's main economic and environmental
challenges by producing advanced biofuels and green chemicals locally from
waste and residues. The company helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while
contributing to a greener economy. Further, producing fuels locally rather
than depending on foreign oil increases energy independence and saves on
imports.
    Mr. Auger holds degrees from the Université de Sherbrooke and the
European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels. He is also a member of the
Barreau du Québec and the Licensing Executive Society (LES).

    About Enerkem
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    Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) is a leader in the development and production
of advanced biofuels and green chemicals. The company is headquartered in
Montreal, Quebec, and has engineering offices in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Enerkem's
gasification, sequential gas conditioning and catalysis technology converts
sorted municipal solid waste, as well as forest and agricultural residues into
second generation transportation fuels and green chemicals. The company has a
pilot plant in operation since 2003 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Its first
commercial-scale ethanol plant based in Westbury, Quebec, is entering start-up
phase and the company will soon begin the construction of a third plant in
Edmonton, Alberta, that will transform sorted household waste into ethanol for
cars, buses and trucks. Enerkem is a private company financed by leading US
venture capital firms Rho Ventures and Braemar Energy Ventures, the Canadian
investment fund BDR Capital and the Company's management.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Marie-Hélène Labrie, Vice-President, Government
Affairs and Communications, Enerkem Inc., (514) 875-0284 x231,
mlabrie@enerkem.com


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