Klean's CEO Nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Vancouver, Canada – Klean Industries Inc. is pleased to announce its CEO, Jesse Klinkhamer, has been nominated for the prestigious award as the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

The Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” recognizes entrepreneurs whose determination and enterprise have created and sustained successful and thriving business endeavors. “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievement.”

Jesse is one of the original founders of Klean Industries and has over 20 years of business development experience. Jesse is a recognized authority on energy and environmental technologies, their applications, and end products, having spent five years researching the technology marketplace that culminated in the ownership of two world-leading gasification and pyrolysis technologies. 

Jesse has proven himself to be passionate and driven in the field of renewable energy, resource recovery, and recycling solutions. He has a clear vision for the future and works tirelessly to communicate it, concisely and emphatically, in a language that even a layperson can fully grasp. Jesse believes in his business and that confidence translates into an unwavering ambition to engage people and convince them of the benefits of the 4th R – recovery of energy. Jesse’s expertise in the environmental technologies sector has led to many award nominations, TV appearances, the appointment as an Environmental Ambassador at UNEP events, and requests to speak at clean technology and carbon black conferences worldwide. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Environmental Economics and Industrial Sustainability Society.

About Klean Industries

Klean is an environmentally conscious industrial energy company focused on providing renewable energy, resource recovery, and recycling solutions. Klean is a specialized international company using advanced proprietary technologies and know-how to develop projects that provide environmentally beneficial solutions to energy and waste-management challenges using unique low-carbon-footprint technologies and solutions. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and is committed to solving problems large and small in a commercially viable and environmentally responsible manner using proven technologies. Klean’s vertically-integrated approach turns a wide variety of waste streams into domestic energy, sustainable green commodities, and new jobs. 

Klean’s proprietary technologies have been in commercial operation for over 30 years and are able to process a wide variety of polymer waste, such as plastics, tires, and other post-industrial materials. Oil-based waste streams, such as end-of-life plastics, are converted into high-grade liquid fuels, syngas, electricity, and nano-scale carbon black fillers that are compatible with customers’ existing end-uses and product formulations, making these products simple to integrate into new or existing products throughout the supply chain. These products help companies achieve sustainability goals while helping manage the high cost of non-renewable raw materials. Klean’s primary customer base includes energy utilities, waste management companies, manufacturing businesses, and government bodies across North America and Europe who see Energy Recovery as an important part of the hierarchy of Integrated Resource Management. 


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