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Enerkem strengthens its growth strategy with addition to its management team

MONTREALJan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company, today announced the appointment of Philippe Burton as Vice President, Human Resources.

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"We are thrilled to welcome Philippe Burton to Enerkem, where he will play a prominent role in further building our strong team and guiding talent development," said Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem. "Philippe's appointment comes at a crucial time for Enerkem as an evolving global waste-to-biofuels leader and demonstrates the company's commitment to a solid growth strategy."

Philippe is a seasoned executive in human resources, with over 16 years of experience cumulated from various roles in an array of industrial and manufacturing sectors. He was most recently Managing Director, Human Resources at AVEOS Fleet Performance, a company with over 3,000 employees. Prior to that, he was Director, Human Resources at General Electric, Energy group, in Montreal, Quebec. Philippe also has extensive experience in building human resource departments within fast growing companies. Philippe will be based at Enerkem's corporate office in Montreal.

About Enerkem
Enerkem is a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals 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 simultaneously developing 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). Enerkem was named 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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