Enerkem Receives Cleantech Award from AlwaysOn GoingGreen
Company Selected as a Leading Green Technology Innovator for 2009
MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc. today announced it has
received one of the GoingGreen East Top 50 Private Company 2009 awards. The
GoingGreen East 50 Award is given to the top 50 private, emerging companies
creating new business opportunities in green technology. Enerkem was selected
by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market
opportunity and quality of innovation.
"Our company is honored to receive this recognition as one of
GoingGreen's Top 50 emerging green technology companies in the U.S. and Canada
in the category of clean energy," said Mr. Vincent Chornet, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. "We are committed to sustainably producing
fuels and green chemicals close to the point of consumption in order to
increase energy independence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while
contributing to a greener economy."
Enerkem and the other GoingGreen East winners were recognized at the
GoingGreen East Conference at the Four Seasons in Boston, MA, on March 9-11.
This executive conference features presentations and high-level debates from
CEOs including Enerkem's Vincent Chornet, journalists, industry experts,
investors and greentech executives.
"The GoingGreen East 50 companies have demonstrated their tenacity even
in the toughest economic conditions the technology world has ever
encountered," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "We applaud
their success in pushing the boundaries of innovation, creating market
opportunities and transforming the industry even in the earlier stages of
The GoingGreen East 50 winners were selected from among hundreds of other
technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry
insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month
selection process to finalize the 2009 list.
) is leading the development and production of
next-generation biofuels and green chemicals with its unique gasification,
sequential gas conditioning and catalysis technology capable of using a mix of
feedstock such as sorted municipal solid waste, forest biomass and
agricultural residues. The company is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and
has engineering offices in Sherbrooke, Quebec. It has a pilot plant in
operation since 2003 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Its first commercial-scale ethanol
plant based in Westbury, Quebec, is in its start-up phase and the company will
soon begin the construction of a third plant in Edmonton, Alberta, that will
transform sorted household waste into biofuels. Enerkem is a private company
financed by leading US venture capital firms Rho Ventures and Braemar Energy
Ventures, the Canadian investment fund BDR Capital and the Company's
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