Enerkem CEO wins entrepreneur award

Vincent Chornet, co-founder, president and CEO of Enerkem (CNW Group/Enerkem Inc.)

MONTREAL – Enerkem Inc.’s co-founder, president and CEO, Vincent Chornet received the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Cleantech category at a gala on November 1, 2018 in Montreal.

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 honour to receive this award among so many talented entrepreneurs”,  Chornet said 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 organization 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 biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its 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.