MONTREAL, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today that Cofounder, President and CEO, Vincent Chornet received the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Cleantech category at the regional awards gala held last night in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards program recognizes Québec's most creative and high-achieving entrepreneurs. A panel of independent judges selected the Quebec 36 finalists and 10 winners highlighting individuals that are forging new paths to business success through vision, leadership and enduring entrepreneurial spirit.
"It is an honor to receive this award amongst so many talented entrepreneurs", shared Vincent Chornet, President and CEO of Enerkem, following the announcement of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. "I must thank our highly talented and dedicated management team and employees who have supported me and this organisation since the beginning, and who continue to contribute to our success across the world in providing innovative, sustainable waste-to-biofuel solutions."
For 25 years, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program has recognized the achievements of Canada's entrepreneurial trailblazers — recognizing more than 3,800 finalists and presenting more than 1,000 awards to inspiring Canadian entrepreneurs.
Enerkem produces advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its disruptive proprietary technology converts non-recyclable, non-compostable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely-used chemicals. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Canada, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as an innovation centre in Quebec. Enerkem's facilities are built as prefabricated systems based on the company's modular manufacturing infrastructure that can be deployed globally. Enerkem's technology is a prime example of how a true circular economy can be achieved by diversifying the energy mix and by making everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration.
SOURCE Enerkem Inc.