The management of Enerkem is sad to announce the passing of Enerkem Cofounder and Executive Chairman Vincent Chornet at the age of 45, following a prolonged illness. Faithful to himself, he fought this terrible disease with the passion and determination that we know him for. He has been active even in the last moments, exchanging emails last week with different members of his team. In recent months, he has continued to chair Enerkem's Board of Directors, with the best interests of the company at heart.
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Enerkem produces 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 chemical intermediates. 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 helps diversify the energy mix and make everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration.
Shell joins as equity partner with Enerkem and others on first-of-its-kind waste-to-chemicals project
A consortium of world-leading companies comprising Montreal-based Enerkem, Air Liquide, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam, has announced that Shell will join as a partner in Europe's first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Enerkem, Shell will become an equal equity partner in the proposed commercial-scale waste-to-chemicals (W2C) project, which will be the first of its kind in Europe to make valuable chemicals and bio-fuels out of non-recyclable waste materials.
Enerkem Inc. , the waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based out of Montreal, announced recently at the in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it will be exploring opportunities to take action on ocean plastics waste and marine litter.
A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Montreal-based Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam, Holland. The facility will be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials.
Enerkem Inc., a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced at the end of January that it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment in Enerkem Inc., future licenses, equipment manufacturing and sales, as well as for the creation of a major joint venture that will lead the construction of over 100 Enerkem state-of-the-art facilities in China by 2035. The announcement was made in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, during his China trade mission.
Enerkem's Edmonton waste-to-biofuel facility receives EPA approval, opening up world's largest market
MONTREAL -- Enerkem Inc., the waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has announced it has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).
Montreal-based Enerkem Inc., has announced that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).
With over 20 years of experience in corporate and financial strategy, investment banking and operations, Mr. Boies brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Enerkem. Prior to joining Enerkem, he was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at RONA where he was responsible for the financial and corporate strategy, investor relations, accounting, financing, treasury and legal affairs. At RONA, he led the company’s turnaround as well as the transaction that resulted in the acquisition of RONA by Lowe’s valued at C$3.2 billion. Prior to this, Mr. Boies held various senior executive positions at RBC Royal Bank and at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the largest institutional fund managers in North America.
A partnership comprised of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR and Enerkem has announced that it is looking to build its waste-to-chemicals plant in Rotterdam in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, the province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter. According to Montreal-based Enerkem, this important step marks the beginning of a new phase for the members of the consortium who will now work together to finalize the business case which involves the selection of the exact location within the Port of Rotterdam and the start of the application process for the necessary permits.
Enerkem's facility in Edmonton becomes first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert MSW into biomethanol
Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. This biorefinery therefore becomes the first ISCC certified plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol.