Mascoma retakes lead over Joule in Transformative Technologies 2011

August 30, 2011 |

In first day voting in round three of Transformative Technologies 2011, tournament Cinderella OriginOil saw its lead over Codexis narrowed to 57-43, but still looked poised to continue a remarkable run in the tournament of technologies.

Among other second day movements, Mascoma recovered from a deficit to take a small 52-48 lead over Joule Unlimited, while Amyris and Gevo strengthened their reads over Novozymes and POET, respectively.

In the International regional, Canada’s 6th seeded Enerkem has shown surprising strength in its head-to-head contest with 2nd-seeded LS9. The two organizations are tied, 50-50, in voting so far.

Winners in this round advance to the Elite Eight, with showdowns next week leading to the Final Four.

Here are the vote totals (expressed in percentages), so far:

International Regional
Amyris 52 vs Novozymes 48
LS9 50 vs Enerkem 50

Eastern Regional
INEOS Bio 47 vs Qteros 53
Mascoma 52 vs Joule 48

Central Regional
Gevo 58 vs POET 42
Terrabon 57 vs Virent 43

Western Regional
Solazyme 55 vs Cobalt 45
OriginOil 57 vs Codexis 43

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