Background: This is a first round, East Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #13 seed Inbicon in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest.
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The winner gets: Most votes advances to the second-round (round of 32), and a shot at the Biofuels Sweet Sixteen.
The loser: Goes home.
Laurels: Qteros is the 21st ranked company in the 2010-11 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy poll. Inbicon currently holds down #50.
The match-up: Inbicon currently operates one of the largest cellulosic ethanol demonstrations in the world, in Kalundborg, Denmark, and is seeking to commercialize its technology in the US and Asia/Pac and other locations. Qteros is developing the Q Microbe for consolidated bioprocessing, and has a partnership with Praj to incorporate its magic bug in a process Development Package that Praj will offer to its customers.
Deep dive data on Qteros
More background on the story from the Digest