Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

Enerkem Vincent Chornet
Vincent Chornet, President and CEO, Enerkem Inc.

Enerkem Inc. , a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, is pleased to share that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards. Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization today announced Canada’s Clean50 Awards, which recognize 50 individuals, from 16 different categories (including Clean Tech), who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years.


“The 2017 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. The competition for the top spot this year in every instance left us with many great choices – and to be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution Vincent Chornet has made to helping make Canada more sustainable for all Canadians”, said Gavin Pitchford, CEO of Delta Management Group.

“I am deeply honoured to receive the Clean16 award, and I must share this recognition with the entire Enerkem team whose world-class knowledge and exceptional engagement impress me every day. This great combination is what allows Enerkem to make a difference and contribute to solve some of the most urgent environmental challenges our planet is now facing. I also wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to our partners and investors who support us as we continue to establish our leadership in sustainability in Canada and abroad”, said Vincent Chornet.

The guiding force behind Enerkem’s development since the company’s inception in 2000, Vincent has raised a total of C$435 million in various financings, and led the launch of Enerkem’s – and the world’s – first full-scale facility to turn non-recyclable municipal solid waste into transportation fuels and chemicals. This advanced biorefinery, which is in Edmonton, Canada, recently became the very first ISCC-certified* plant in the world to convert municipal solid waste into biomethanol and it will expand its product offering with ethanol next year. The Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility will allow the City of Edmonton to increase its waste diversion from landfill from today’s 50% up to 90%, reducing GHG emissions by 60% every year compared to gasoline, while generating sufficient biofuels to power 400,000 cars annually. It is setting a new standard in smart waste management and local production of clean fuels and chemicals for communities around the world. The company is now leveraging its substantial intellectual property estate acquired through years of unprecedented high technology development to implement more Enerkem biorefineries around the world.

About Enerkem
Enerkem makes biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. With its proprietary technology, Enerkem converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely used chemical intermediates. Headquartered in Canada, Enerkem owns a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as a demonstration plant and a pilot facility in Quebec. The company is developing additional biorefineries in North America and globally, based on its modular manufacturing approach. Enerkem’s technology and facilities help diversify the energy mix and make everyday products greener while offering a sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration. www.enerkem.com

About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50
Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees. Ancillary awards also recognize 10 Emerging Leaders and the Top 15 Sustainability Projects of the year.