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2013 

An EnviroLys Award for Enerkem – November 18, 2013

The EnviroLys awards are presented by the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (previously Conseil des entreprises de services environnementaux).  The award category, Outreach Beyond Quebec (or Rayonnement à l'extérieur du Québec), recognizes a company’s accomplishments in environment services outside the Province of Quebec. See news release (available in French only): http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/1264551/les-batisseurs-de-l-economie-verte-se-demarquent-lors-de-la-remise-des-prix-envirolys-2013


Enerkem named in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 - October 10, 2013

Enerkem was named a 2013 Global Cleantech 100 Company by the Cleantech Group.  The Cleantech Group is a global research and advisory firm focused on innovation in energy and the environment. Its Global Cleantech 100 list 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 2013, 5,864 companies were nominated from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300 companies presented to a global 90-person expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries. The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online. The full report by Cleantech Group is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/gc100report/.


 

Enerkem named one of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy by Biofuels Digest for a fifth consecutive year – October 11, 2013 

The annual rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in biobased chemicals and materials development, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and voters on Twitter, Facebook and photo voting via BiofuelsDigest.com.

 

 


Enerkem named one of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy by Biofuels Digest for a fifth consecutive year – October 11, 2013

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

A technology Merit for Enerkem at the 2012 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

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

 

 


 

Enerkem named one of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy by Biofuels Digest for a fourth consecutive year – October 30, 2012

 

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.

 


 

Enerkem joins the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials 2012-13 by Biofuels Digest – October 30, 2012

 

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 named in the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 - October 2, 2013

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..

 

 

2011

 

Enerkem's co-founders rank 14th in The Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2011-2012   – December 26th, 2011

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 voted 7th in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy – November 8th, 2011

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 CEO, Vincent Chornet, honoured as a Clean50 recipient for Renewable Energy Generation – September 19, 2011

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 among the GoingGreen Global 200 winners by AlwaysOn – September 14, 2011

 

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 Named One of World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company – February 16th, 2011

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/.   

 

 

2010

Enerkem and the state of Mississippi recognized as Public private partnership of the Year  –December 29th, 2010

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 voted as a top 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for a second year in a row – December 7th, 2010

the 50 hottest companies in bioenergy

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 named a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company – October 13th, 2010 

2010 Global Cleantech 100

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 place tenth within the Top 100 People in Bioenergy – October 11th, 2010

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. 

 

2009

Enerkem listed among 50 Hottest Bioenergy companies - December 2nd, 2009

the 50 hottest companies in bioenergy

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.

 

 


 

Enerkem Named an Emerging Cleantech Leader in Canada - October 23rd, 2009

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.

 

Link to Corporate Knights Magazine article

 

 


 

Enerkem’s co-founder receives a Synergy Award for Innovation from NSERC – October 19th, 2009

synergy award

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.

 

 


 

Enerkem Receives Cleantech Award from AlwaysOn GoingGreen-March 11th, 2009

 

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.

 

 


 

Others

Enerkem's Co-founder Receives Green Fuels Award-December 2nd, 2008

Green Fuels Award

Esteban Chornet, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem, received the Green Fuels Award from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association.

 

 


 

Enerkem’s cofounder receives the “Lionel-Boulet” Prize -November 9th, 2004

 

Prix Lionel-Boulet

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.