On February 13, 2013, the Association pour le développement et l’innovation en chimie au Québec (ADICQ – the association for the development of the chemical industry in Quebec) awarded its 2013 Florian-Bonnier prize to Enerkem. Since 2001, this award has been acknowledging the development efforts and economic impact of Quebec-based companies. The award was named in honour of the first president of the Association, who was a tireless advocate for the development of Quebec’s chemical industry.
Details are available here (French only)
Enerkem was honoured by the Environment Business Journal as part of the 15thedition of its EBJ Business Achievement Awards. These awards recognize growth and innovation by industry leaders in the environmental sector, and Enerkem was acknowledged for beginning the production of ethanol from waste at its demonstration plant in Westbury, Quebec, in June 2012.
Details are available here (see Technology Merit: Waste Management): http://ebionline.org/2012-ebj-business-achievement-awards
The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in bioenergy development, are based 45 percent on votes from invited international selectors, 45 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and Biobased Digest, and 10 percent on votes via Twitter.
The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in biobased chemicals and materials development, are based 45 percent on votes from invited international selectors, 45 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and Biobased Digest, and 10 percent on votes via Twitter.
Enerkem was named a 2012 Global Cleantech 100 Company by the Cleantech Group. The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique in the sector because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years. In 2012, 8,285 companies were nominated from 85 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 236 companies presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 13 countries..
Vincent Chornet and Esteban Chornet, Enerkem's CEO and CTO, respectively, were voted as Canada's highest ranking representatives in The Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2011-2012. The ranking is based on votes from both Biofuels Digest subscribers and from the Digest's editorial board. More than 400 individuals from around the world were in the running. >>
Enerkem 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. 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’s President and CEO, Vincent Chornet, has been selected as a member of Canada’s 2012 Clean50 in the Renewable Energy Generation category, by Delta Management Group and Corporate Knights Magazine. Their team of researchers and an external advisory team worked together to identify the finalists.
The Clean50 honors outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada.
Enerkem is part of the GoingGreen Global 200 Companies list from AlwaysOn. The winners were selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and international industry experts, based on their leadership and game-changing approaches and technologies. The selection criteria included innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder-value, and media buzz.
Enerkem was named one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2011 by Fast Company, in a list that includes Apple, Twitter and Google. To create the Most Innovative Companies list, Fast Company’s editorial team analyzed information on thousands of businesses across the globe, to identify creative models and progressive cultures, identifying the many forms of innovation that exist across the business landscape. The complete list is available in Fast Company’s March Issue and at the following link: www.fastcompany.com/.
For Enerkem’s planned project in Mississippi, Enerkem and the state of Mississippi were recognized as the Public private partnership (state) of the Year, as part of Biofuels Digest’s Awards for 2010 (http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2010/12/29/biofuels-digest-awards-for-2010/). Enerkem’s project will be located in Pontotoc, Mississippi, where it will convert sorted municipal solid waste into ethanol. In December 2009, the project was selected to receive up to US$ 50 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Enerkem claimed the 16th spot in this year’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy contest, conducted by Biofuels Digest, a recognized industry publication. Overall, more than 1,000 companies were eligible. The climb from last year’s spot (25th) is notable, being only the second year that the company has participated in the contest. The overall ranking was based on combined votes from the Digest’s subscribers and an invited panel of international experts. Enerkem placed 9th in the expert poll.
Enerkem was named a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company, by the Cleantech Group, in collaboration with the Guardian News and Media. This prestigious award highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from around the world. The 100 companies were chosen from 4,616 nominations, through the Cleantech Group’s data and research, as well as weighted qualitative judgement from cleantech industry insiders and an international panel of experts.
Enerkem’s co-founders – Dr. Esteban Chornet and Mr. Vincent Chornet – were voted in by industry peers at the 10th spot in the Top 100 People in Bioenergy contest, organized by Biofuels Digest, an industry publication. More than 400 leaders received votes in the polling, which spanned the recognition of 12 countries. Biofuels Digest readers and the Digest’s editors decided on the final ranking, through 15,000 votes during the course of a two-week voting period.
Enerkem was named as one Biofuels Digest’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. Fifty percent of the voting was based on a panel of international experts and the other half from Digest subscriber votes. Enerkem claimed the 25th spot in the list, an impressive result for its first year of participation in this ranking, especially since there were over 1,400 eligible companies in the running this year.
Vincent Chornet (8th from the left), with fellow recipients and advisory panel members
Enerkem was named one of Corporate Knight’s 2009 Next 10 Emerging Cleantech Companies. Vincent Chornet, CEO and President of Enerkem, attended the ceremony at the opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The recipients were chosen for their innovation of approach, clear business objectives, business problem solving and potential for breaking through.
From left to right : The Honorable Mr. Tony Clement, Minister of NSERC ; Mr. Michel Chornet, President of CRB Innovations Inc. ; Mr. Vincent Chornet, President & CEO of Enerkem ; Mr. Esteban Chornet, Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem and Mr. Joe Gasca, President of Fractal Systems Inc.
Esteban Chornet, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem, received a Synergy Award for Innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Chornet accepted the award for his extensive research at the University of Sherbrooke, which resulted in three successful industry partners: Enerkem, Fractal Systems and CRB Innovations.
The GoingGreen East 50 Award is given to the top 50 private, emerging companies creating new business opportunities in green technology. Enerkem was selected as a Leading Green Technology Innovator for 2009 by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity and quality of innovation.
Esteban Chornet, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem, received the Green Fuels Award from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association.
Esteban Chornet, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem, received the “Prix Lionel-Boulet”. This Award goes to researchers who have distinguished themselves through their inventions, their scientific and technological innovations, their leadership in scientific development, and their contribution to Québec's economic growth.