Enerkem Chief Technology Officer receives 2013 Don Klass Award
09-09-2013: Enerkem Inc. announced that Dr. Esteban Chornet, its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, was presented with the 2013 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science at the tcbiomass2013 dinner event held in Chicago by the Gas Technology Institute. This award recognizes Dr. Chornet’s pioneering technology innovations in the field of bioenergy.
“Dr. Chornet is a world-renowned scientist in the area of biomass conversion, and a true inspiration for bridging the gap between research and commercialization”, said Conference Co-Chair Vann Bush, Managing Director of the Gas Technology Institute’s Energy Conversion Sector. “Dr. Chornet’s life work in engineering and science research, academia, and business has notably changed the global bioenergy industry and will surely help enable a sustainable future.”
Enerkem now operates two facilities in Quebec, Canada, and is completing the construction of the world’s first full-scale commercial facility to produce biofuels and renewable chemicals from non-recyclable and non-compostable residential waste. This plant is located in Edmonton, Alberta, and will be commissioned in the coming weeks.
Enerkem Inc. announced that Dr. Esteban Chornet, its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, was presented with the 2013 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science at the tcbiomass2013 dinner event held in Chicago by the Gas Technology Institute. This award recogn ... more
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