Enerkem Expands Executive Management Team

    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading second
generation biofuels technology company, announced today the appointment of two
new Vice-Presidents to its executive team: Mr. Denis Arguin, Vice-President,
Engineering & Implementation and Mrs. Marie-Hélène Labrie, Vice-President,
Government Affairs and Communications.
    "I am thrilled to add these seasoned executives to our management team,"
said Mr. Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem.
"They bring additional expertise to the company as we are growing our
activities towards becoming a world leader in the emerging market of second
generation transportation fuels."
    Denis Arguin, our Vice-President, Engineering & Implementation, has
extensive expertise in petrochemicals and process engineering, as well as in
implementing plants internationally. Before joining Enerkem, Mr. Arguin was
Director of Process Technology at Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) in
Pennsylvania (USA), one of the world's largest producers of inorganic
chemicals. Prior to that, he worked from Brussels as Director of European
Operations in a division of MTI to develop their international business
activities. He also held the position of Regional Manager for the Northeast
Canada and U.S. region at Mintech Canada Inc. and worked for Montreal-based
petrochemical companies, such as Kemtec, Union Carbide, and Gulf Oil Refinery
Ltd. Mr. Arguin holds an Executive MBA and a Bachelor's Degree (B. Science) in
Chemical Engineering. He will be based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he will be
leading Enerkem's engineering team.
    Marie-Hélène Labrie, our Vice-President, Government Affairs and
Communications, began her career working for the Government of Canada. She
occupied roles in the Department of National Defense, Industry Canada, and
Privy Council Office. She has also held the position of Director of Marketing
and Strategic planning for CAE, a world leader in aviation simulation and
training. In this position, she was responsible for marketing communications,
strategic planning, market analyses, and competitive intelligence. Prior to
joining Enerkem, she worked as a Strategy and Marketing Consultant for Enerkem
and other companies. She holds a Master's Degree in International Business
(M.Sc.) and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (BBA). She will be
based in our Montreal, Quebec head office.

    About Enerkem

    Enerkem (www.enerkem.com) is a leader in the development and production
of next generation biofuels. 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 (MSW), as well as agricultural and forest residues into second
generation ethanol and other advanced biofuels. The company has a pilot plant
in operation since 2003 and is currently building a commercial-scale
cellulosic ethanol production plant in Westbury, Quebec. Enerkem will soon
begin the construction of a third plant in Canada. The MSW-to-ethanol plant
will be located in Edmonton, Alberta.

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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,

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