The Top 100 People in Bioenergy, 2011-12

The Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2011-12, as voted by the readers of Biofuels Digest and the Digest’s editorial board are:

1. Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture
2. Philip New, CEO, BP Biofuels; Sue Ellerbusch, President, BP Biofuels America
3. Vasco Dias, CEO, Raizen
4. Jeff Broin, CEO, POET
5. Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme; Harrison Dillon, PhD, CTO
6. John Melo, CEO, Amyris; CTO Neil Renninger
7. Pat Gruber, PhD, CEO, Gevo; Jack Huttner, EVP Corporate Development and Public Affairs
8. Matti Lievonen, CEO, Neste Oil
9. Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy
10. Alan Shaw, PhD, CEO, Codexis, Wes Bolsen, CMO

11. Bob Dinneen, President, Renewable Fuels Association
12. Brent Erickson, VP Industrial Biotechnology, BIO
13. Mike McAdams, President,  Advanced Biofuels Association
14. Vincent Chornet, CEO, Enerkem; Esteban Chornet, CTO
15. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, Lanzatech; Sean Simpson CTO, founder
16. Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board
17. Doug Cameron, Tom Erickson, co-presidents, First Green
18. Jay Keasling, PhD, Professor,  UC Berkeley
19. Vinod Khosla, Managing Partner, Khosla Ventures
20. Fred Cannon, PhD, CEO, KiOR

21. Miguel Soldatelli Rossetto, CEO, Petrobras Biocombustivel
22. Wesley Clark, Co-chairman, Growth Energy / Tom Buis, CEO
23. Jim Rekoske, GM, Honeywell’s UOP
24. Marcos Jank, President, UNICA
25. Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy
26. Guido Ghisolifi, CEO, Chemtex
27. Bruce Dale, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University
28. Javier Salgado, CEO, Abengoa Bioenergy
29. Chris Somerville, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Director, EBI
30. Jim Imbler, CEO, ZeaChem

31. Bill Glover, MD, Environmental Strategy Boeing
32. Paul Woods, CEO, Algenol Biofuels
33. Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent; Randy Cortright, PhD, CTO,
34. Jason Pyle, CEO, Sapphire Energy; Cynthia (C.J.) Warner, President
35. Gary Luce, CEO, Terrabon
36. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
37. Mary Rosenthal, Exec Director, Algal Biomass Organization
38. Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council
39. Rich Altman, Exec Director, CAAFI
40. Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9

41. Bill Brady, CEO, Mascoma; Michael Ladisch CTO
42. Jim Gillingham, Sr, VP, Biofuels Valero
43. Steen Riisgaard, CEO, Novozymes
44. Bill Roe, CEO, Coskata
45. Jim Macias, CEo, Fulcrum Bioenergy
46. Richard Hamilton, CEO, Ceres
47. Peter Williams, CEO, Mark Niederschulte, COO, INEOS Bio
48. Lee Lynd, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
49. Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica
50. Nancy Young, VP, Environmental Affairs, Air Transport Association; John Heimlich Chief Economist

51. Bill Sims, CEO, Joule Unlimited
52. Hunt Ramsbottom, CEO, Rentech
53. Niels Henriksen, CEO, Inbicon
54. Bill Lese, MD, Braemar Energy Ventures
55. Jose Olivares, PhD, Director, National Alliance For Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products
56. Tim Cesarak, MD, Organic Growth Group, Waste Management
57. K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance Renewable Sciences
58. Marcos Lutz, CEO, Cosan
59. Robert Brown, PhD, Professor,  Iowa State University
60. Bill Hagy, Director, USDA Director of Alternate Energy Policy; Dallas Tonsager, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development; Sarak Bittleman, Sr, Advisor, USDA

61. Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels
62. Valerie Reed, DOE Biomass Program
63. John May, Stern Brothers; Mark Riedy, Mintz Levin; John Kirkwood, Kreig DeVault
64. Gary Roth, CEO, Syntroleum
65. Todd Becker, CEo, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Tim Burns, CEO, BioProcess Algae
66. Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, EBIO
67. Tom Foust, PhD, NREL; Director,  National Advanced Biofuels Consortium
68. Steve Burrill, Managing Partner, Burrill & Co; John Hamer, PhD, Managing Director; Roger Wyse, Managing Director; Greg Young, Managing Director, Ganesh Kishore, PhD, CEO, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund
69. Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures; David Berry, PhD, Partner
70. Heather Brodie, CEO, Biofuels Association of Australia

71. Kirk Haney, CEO, SG Biofuels
72. John Doerr, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins
73. Paul Bryan, former Program Manager, DOE Biomass Program
74. Jim Sayre, Senior MD, Cargill Ventures
75. Tjerk de Ruiter, CEO, Genencor
76. Neil Gutterson, CEO, Mendel Biotechnologies
77. Sean O’Hanlon, Executive Director, American Biofuels Council
78. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries
79. Bob Mayer, CEO, Cobalt Technologies
80. Kef Kasdin, CEO, Proterro, Mike Hamilton, CEO, Renmatix, Andrew Richard, CEO, Comet Biorefining

81. Todd Taylor, Partner, Fredrickson & Byron
82. Kelly Tiller, CEO, Genera Energy
83. Jim Dumesic, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
84. Kevin Berner, CEO, Phycal
85. John Plaza, CEo, Imperium Renewables
86. Barry Cohen, Executive Director, National Algae Association
87. Daphne Preuss, CEO, Chromatin
88. Joanne Ivancic, Exec Dir, Advanced Biofuels USA
89. Philip Pienkos, PhD, NREL
90. Rafael Garofallo, Secretary General, EBB

91. Arnold Klann, CEO, Bluefire Renewables
92. John Benemann, PhD, CEO, Benemann Associates
93. Chas Eggert, CEO, OPX Biotechnologies
94. Thomas Maschmayer, co-founder, Ignite Energy
95. Philip Wolfe, CEO, UK Renewable Energy Association
96. Xiucai Liu, CEO, Cathay Industrial Bioetchnology
97. Jim Stewart, Chairman, Bioenergy Producers Association
98. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, OriginOil
99. Mark Emalfarb, CEO, Dyadic
100. Susan Pond, Director, Dow US Studies Center, University of Sydney

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