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.
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.
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