Enerkem is a cleantech company transforming waste into transportation biofuels, renewable chemicals, and everyday products. Through the combination of a proprietary thermochemical technology platform and community-based advanced facilities, Enerkem addresses the challenges of oil dependence and waste disposal. Enerkem has validated its proprietary technology over a period of 10 years using the solid waste from numerous municipalities and other types of feedstock. The companyâ€™s process and business model are designed to profitably produce cellulosic ethanol from a large municipal solid waste supply. Enerkem is a private company founded in 2000 by its current senior management. It is majority-owned by institutional, clean-technology and industrial investors, including Rho Ventures, Waste Management, Braemar Energy Ventures, Investissement QuÃ©bec, Valero, Cycle Capital, The Westly Group, Fonds de solidaritÃ© FTQ, and Fondaction CSN. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Enerkem has 170 employees in Canada and the United States.