The company has created this new position within its leadership team to lead the development and innovation of the Enerkem technology as well as the acceleration of the company’s impact on a global scale.
“Peter is a seasoned leader who brings over 25 years of international experience in the chemical industry,” said Dominique Boies, CEO and CFO of Enerkem. “We are pleased to welcome him as we develop sustainable waste management processes, as well as the biofuels and green chemicals of the future.”
Throughout his career, Nieuwenhuizen held senior roles in the areas of strategy, sales and marketing, supply chain management and research, development and innovation. Prior to joining Enerkem, he held the position of chief technology officer and director of sustainability at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals. AkzoNobel, now Nouryon, and Enerkem are currently both partners in an advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to AkzoNobel, he has served as global marketing director at Supresta LLC, a company specializing in flame retardant technologies and chemicals, and as consultant for the chemistry and energy department at Arthur D. Little, which is where he started his passion for circular and biobased chemistries.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Enerkem at this time, and to contribute to develop its technology as a key competitive advantage at the forefront of the circular economy,” commented Nieuwenhuizen. “Enerkem’s technology has been many years in the making, and now all the lights are green to deploy the company’s technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, including a possible solution to plastic waste.”