Gevo, Amyris, Solazyme lead winners into Transformative Technologies 2011 sweet sixteen

August 27, 2011 |

Round two voting finished on Friday in the Transformative Technologies 2011 tournament. Here are the final vote totals (expressed in percentages).

International Regional
Amyris 68 vs DSM 32
LS9 59 vs SG Biofuels 41
Enerkem 54 vs Abengoa Bioenergy 46
LanzaTech 48 vs Novozymes 52

Eastern Regional
INEOS Bio 52 vs Coskata  48
Joule 53 vs KiOR 47
Mascoma 52 vs Dupont 48
Qteros 52 vs Algenol 48

Central Regional
Gevo 63 vs OPX Biotechnologies 37
Waste Management 48 vs Virent 52
Terrabon 53 vs ZeaChem 47
POET 51 vs Honeywell’s UOP 49

Western Regional
Solazyme 62 vs Genomatica 38
Codexis 58 vs Rentech 42
OriginOil 56 vs Sapphire Energy 44
Cobalt Technologies 53 vs Ceres 47

“The subscribers have spoken, and there were many surprises,” commented Digest editor Jim Lane. “INEOS Bio upsetting #1 seed Coskata, and tournament Cinderella OriginOil defeating the mighty Sapphire Energy – those really stand out.

Of the remaining 16 companies and technologies, 11 use synthetic biology (Gevo, Terrabon, Amyris, Novozymes, LS9, Solazyme, Cobalt, Codexis, INEOS Bio, Qteros, Mascoma and Joule), which is shaping up as the big winner in the tournament. Because of head-to-head matchups, at least four synth bio companies will advance to the Elite Eight, and at least one to the Final Four (in the East Region, where all other technology platforms have been eliminated),

Voting is open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.

Transformative Technologies is a subscriber-voted, “knock-out” tournament which measures the impact of the competitor’s technologies on the bioenergy landscape. More than 400 pages of data on all the competitors (and more) is available here – also, individual match-ups include links to the most recent profiles submitted by companies for the 2011-12 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy, which is coming up for voting in the 4th quarter of 2011.

The complete tournament bracket, with the most up to date scoring, is available for download here.

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