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Enerkem announces arrival of new senior management team member

MONTREAL, Quebec – February 23, 2011 – Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and advanced chemicals company, today announced the appointment of Jean-François Normand as Vice President, Project Management.

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“I am delighted to welcome Jean-François Normand to Enerkem’s leadership team at a time when the company continues its North American growth,” said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. “Jean-François brings solid project management expertise and experience acquired over 20 years, which will be an asset in supporting and ensuring the seamless execution of our current and future projects, as we maintain our leading position in the commercialisation of advanced biofuels.”

Prior to joining Enerkem, Jean-François Normand was a Director at Voith Hydro (previously Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation), where he managed multiple hydroelectric projects and also launched its Canadian construction and field service department. Previously, Jean-François worked at Bombardier as Director for its Transportation Industrial division in Germany and also worked in its Aerospace division, where he oversaw strategic and operations improvement initiatives. He also held positions at General Electric in the hydropower generation sector, where he was involved in field services, site management, commissioning and quality management.

About Enerkem

Enerkem is a leading waste-to-biofuels company. Its proprietary clean technology converts waste, such as unrecyclable household garbage, demolition debris and residues from used utility poles, into clean transportation fuels and advanced chemicals. Founded in 2000, the company currently operates two plants in Canada: a pilot facility in Sherbrooke, QC and a commercial demonstration plant in Westbury, QC. In August 2010, Enerkem started construction of its waste-to-biofuels plant in Edmonton, AB, Canada, which was awarded CAD$23 million in funding from the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. The company is developing simultaneously a similar project in Mississippi, U.S.A., for which it was awarded US$50 million in funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and US$80 million in loan guarantee by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Enerkem was named one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2011 by Fast Company Magazine, a 2010 Global Cleantech 100 company and recognized as one of the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for two years in a row.

Marie-Hélène Labrie, Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, Enerkem Inc., + 1 514.875.0284 x 231,

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