Enerkem Chief Technology Officer receives 2013 Don Klass Award
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.
A major Dutch initiative designed to investigate how waste can be used as a raw material to produce chemicals has more than doubled in size since being launched late last year. Initially formed by AkzoNobel, Enerkem and four regional partners, the collaboration has since attracted eight mor ... more
AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada's Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities. The collaboration features a number of industry and semi-governmental partners lookin ... more
Enerkem Inc. officially inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta. This announcement was shared by Enerkem’s CEO, Vincent Chornet, Mayor Don Iveson from the City of Edmonton, and the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Enviro ... more
Enerkem is a leader in the development and production of advanced biofuels and green chemicals. 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 m ... more