Gevo strengthens lead in 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy with 100 hours of voting remaining; Coskata, Shell moving up

November 26, 2010 |

Gevo widened its lead over Solazyme as the 100-hour mark approached until the end of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. But both companies pulled farther away from the pack as the competition for hottest company in bioenergy heats up.

Gevo, Solazyme, Amyris, DDCE, Novozymes, Genencor, POET, LS9, Codexis and Cargill formed the top 10 after the eleventh day of subscriber balloting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. Voters have submitted more than 57,000 total votes to date in the polling.

Sapphire Energy, BP Biofuels, Shell, OriginOil, Coskata, Petrobras, Algenol, Chevron, Abengoa Bioenergy, and Mascoma formed the second 10.

Among those just outside the top 20 included Cobalt Technologies, PetroAlgae, Verenium, ExxonMobil and Ceres, Qteros.

Balloting will be open to the registered subscribers of the Biofuels Digest, Geothermal Digest and Renewable Chemicals Digest e-newsletters, through Tuesday November 30th at 5pm EST, as well as a panel of invited international selectors.

“The oil majors are staging a comeback with Exxon back in the top 25 and Shell moving up,” commented Biofuels Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “We’ve also seen Coskata moving up, and Genencor making a move on Novozymes for top enzyme company. But with four days of subscriber voting to go, attention will shift to what the invited international selectors have to say, who control half the vote and traditionally have smiled on a broader set of companies and geographies.”

Results published today include only ballots submitted by Digest subscribers. Ballots from the invited international selectors, which make up half of the overall scoring, are now being received and will also finalize on November 30th. The invited selectors ballots generally feature a broader range of companies in terms of geographies and processing technologies.

All selectors are able to take advantage of what has been described as the “most comprehensive, free data resource in bioenergy,” the 380-page “Selectors Data Book” which includes company profiles, surveys and industry data. This is the third year that the Digest has published its annual 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy rankings.

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