MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today that Carl
Rush, Senior Vice President of Organic Growth for Waste Management,
Inc. (NYSE: WM), joined its board of directors.
"We are glad to have Mr. Rush join our board of directors", said Vincent
Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. "Carl is a
seasoned executive who brings extensive experience and knowledge of the
waste management industry."
Mr. Rush joined Waste Management in 2001. As Senior Vice President of
Organic Growth, he is responsible for finding growth opportunities that
are synergistic with the company's objective of maximizing value from
waste, including converting them into biofuels, renewable chemicals and
energy. Enerkem has established a strategic relationship with Waste
Management since the company's initial investment in Enerkem in 2010.
"As a strategic investor in Enerkem, we are seeking opportunities to
leverage Enerkem's technology in our business," said Mr. Rush. "It is
exciting to have an opportunity to support Enerkem as a Board member."
Carl Rush replaces Tim Cesarek as Waste Management's representative on
Enerkem's board of directors.
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 Montréal, Canada, the company currently operates both a pilot and a
commercial demonstration facility in Québec, 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.
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