Enerkem announces its executive team



    MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. announced today its
executive management team composed of new and existing members.
    Messrs. Vincent Chornet and Esteban Chornet, two founders of the company,
have been appointed respectively Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology
Officer. Two new executives, Messrs. Pierre Richard and Dino Mili, have
recently joined the company. Mr. Pierre Richard has been appointed Chief
Financial Officer and Mr. Dino Mili is Vice-President, Business Development.
    Mr. Vincent Chornet has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to
founding and leading Enerkem, Mr. Chornet was involved as an entrepreneur and
consultant in developing and funding industrial projects and in assisting
start-up companies in the fields of power production and specialty chemicals.
He is also co-founder of Fractal Systems Inc., a private technology company
active in upgrading heavy-oil and bitumen crudes into lighter oils.
Previously, he was at the Laurentian Bank of Canada.
    Mr. Esteban Chornet has been appointed Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Chornet was Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Université de
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He also worked, from 1993 to 2003, at the National
Renewable Energy Laboratory, in Colorado (U.S.A.), as Principal Research
Engineer.
    Mr. Pierre Richard has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Before
joining Enerkem, Mr. Richard was Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial
Officer at Transforce Income Fund, a transportation and logistic company, and
at CSL Group Inc., a worldwide shipping organization. Prior to that, he
successively held the positions of Vice-President Finance, Executive
Vice-President, and President-General Manager at the following companies: WCI
Canada Limited, Consolidated Bathurst and UniMédia Inc.
    Mr. Dino Mili has been appointed Vice-President, Business Development.
Mr. Mili has over 15 years of experience in the development, acquisition and
project financing of energy projects including hydro, wind, forestry biomass,
and landfill gas projects. He has worked for different companies including
Domtar Inc., a pulp and paper company, and CHI Canada Inc., a subsidiary of
Enel GreenPower, a world leader in the renewable energy sector.
    "I am pleased to welcome Pierre Richard and Dino Mili to Enerkem. They
are seasoned executives in their respective fields and their expertise will
prove valuable to our team. Combined with our strong process engineering and
research and development teams, I am confident this solid executive team will
scale Enerkem's business successfully in this growing market for cellulosic
fuels", said Vincent Chornet, Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem.

    About Enerkem

    Enerkem is a leader in the production of cellulosic fuels using a unique
clean gasification and catalysis technology, which transforms sorted municipal
solid waste and wood residues into ethanol and other biofuels. Enerkem
operates a pilot plant since 2003 and is currently building an
industrial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Quebec. Other plants will follow
in partnership with world class organizations. Enerkem is headquartered in
Montreal, Canada and currently employs 34 people.

    For further information about Enerkem, please visit: www.enerkem.com.


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For further information:

For further information: Marie-Hélène Labrie, Communications, (514)
875-0284, mlabrie@enerkem.com


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