Background: This is a second round, Central Regional match-up between #2 seed Virent and #7 seed Waste Management, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest.
Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.
The winner gets: Most votes advances to the Sweet Sixteen (round of 16), and a shot at the Biofuels Elite Eight.
The loser: Goes home.
Laurels: Virent is the 11th ranked company in the 2010-11 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy poll. WM is currently #42.
The match-up: Virent took 65 percent of the votes in its first round battle with Blue Marble Biomaterials. Waste Management prevailed over Dow Chemical by 57-43.
Virent’s patented catalytic BioForming process combines proprietary aqueous phase reforming (APR) technology with established petroleum refining techniques to generate the same range of hydrocarbon molecules now refined from petroleum.
WM has invested in Terrabon, Harvest, Enerkem, S4 and others as it attempts to unlock hidden value in its waste material streams.
Deep Dive Data on Virent