The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2012-13 are announced

In California, Renewable oils developer Solazyme took the #1 spot in the 2012-13 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, announced today by Biofuels Digest at Advanced Biofuels Markets in San Francisco.

KiOR (#2), LanzaTech (#3), Novozymes (#4), POET (#5), DuPont Industrial Biosciences (#6), Gevo (#7), Sapphire Energy (#8), Joule Unlimited (#9), and ZeaChem (#10) round out the top 10.

Ranked #11 through #20 are Honeywell’s UOP, BP Biofuels, LS9, Chemtex / Beta Renewables, Amyris, Virent, INEOS Bio, Enerkem, Abengoa Bioenergy and Ceres.

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in bioenergy development, are based 45 percent on votes from invited international selectors, 45 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and Biobased Digest, and 10 percent on votes via Twitter. More than 300,000 individual company ratings were logged by selectors, subscribers and Twitter voters, in total, in the 2012-13 Hot 30 and Hot 50 rankings.

“This year, companies that stayed truest to their guidance and met their milestones, were rewarded by the voters,” said Biofuels Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “Companies in the pre-IPO queue and accompanying “quiet period”, or going through re-branding or acquisition, suffered in the polls from the reduced visibility.”

Among the Hot 50, 37 were US-based companies and 13 were from other countries. 17 are active in cellulosic ethanol development (up from 15 last year), nine utilize algae, yeast or cyanobacteria in their microbial energy solutions (up from seven last year), and 14 are producing “drop-in” renewable biofuels such as biobutanol, renewable diesel, green gasoline and renewable jet fuel (down from 16).

New companies in the list this year are: DSM (#24), Butamax (#28), Valero (#37), EdeniQ (#38), Boeing (#40), Ensyn (#44), Renewable Energy Group (#45), Dyadic (#46), Catchlight Energy (#49) and Fiberight (#50).

Biofuels Digest is the world’s most widely read biofuels daily. The Miami, FL-based online magazine and email newsletter published more than 4,000 news stories on bioenergy in 2012, and serves 133,000+ newsletter, website readers and social media followers in every UN-recognized country.

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2012-13 are:

1 Solazyme
2 KiOR
3 LanzaTech
4 Novozymes
5 POET
6 DuPont Industrial Biosciences
7 Gevo
8 Sapphire Energy
9 Joule Unlimited
10 ZeaChem
11 Honeywell’s UOP
12 BP Biofuels
13 LS9
14 Chemtex / Beta Renewables
15 Amyris
16 Virent
17 INEOS Bio
18 Enerkem
19 Abengoa Bioenergy
20 Ceres
21 Neste Oil
22 Renmatix
23 Coskata
24 DSM
25 Mascoma
26 Virdia
27 Codexis
28 Butamax
29 Waste Management
30 Petrobras
31 Elevance Renewable Sciences
32 Cobalt Technologies
33 Inbicon
34 Dynamic Fuels
35 Algenol
36 Fulcrum BioEnergy
37 Valero
38 EdeniQ
39 Rentech
40 Boeing
41 OriginOil
42 SG Biofuels
43 Cosan
44 Ensyn
45 Renewable Energy Group
46 Dyadic
47 OPX Biotechnologies
48 Bluefire Renewables
49 Catchlight Energy
50 Fiberight

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