MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, announced today that Anton
de Vries has joined its board of directors. Mr. de Vries is a seasoned fuels and chemicals executive with more
than three decades of international experience.
"We are proud to welcome Anton de Vries whose global perspective and
experience is a strong addition to our board of directors", said
Vincent Chornet, President and CEO of Enerkem. "His expertise will be
an invaluable asset as we explore new geographical markets."
Based in the Netherlands, Mr. de Vries spent over 18 years at Royal
Dutch Shell. He worked 11 years with LyondellBasell, the world's
third-largest independent chemicals producer, in roles such as
President, Basell Polyolefins Europe, and Senior Vice President,
Olefins and Polyolefins, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
"Enerkem enjoys a unique leading position in the biofuels and chemicals
markets", declared Anton de Vries. "I am eager to work with the team as
Enerkem is fast approaching full-scale commercialization and intends to expand internationally in the future."
Mr. de Vries' appointment to Enerkem's board of directors is effective
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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