Founded in 2000, Enerkem’s breakthrough technology is the ultimate result of a desire to create clean energy and value-added products from otherwise wasted materials. This technology was initially inspired by the research and development led by Dr. Esteban Chornet, Professor Emeritus at the Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). Professor Chornet and his son Vincent saw the opportunity to develop the revolutionary technology and bring it to the market.
Since our foundation, we have tested and validated several different feedstocks – from solid waste coming from several municipalities to dozens of other types of residues. Our technology was rigorously scaled up from pilot to demonstration to commercial-stage during a period of over 10 years of disciplined efforts.