The Top 100 People in Bioenergy, 2012-13

December 21, 2012 |

The Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2012-13, as voted by the readers of Biofuels Digest and the Digest editorial board:

1. Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture
2. Jeff Broin, Chairman, Jeff Lautt, CEO, POET
3. Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Chemtex, Beta Renewables
4. Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Harrison Dillon President, Solazyme
5. Fred Cannon, PhD, CEO, KiOR
6. Jim Collins, President, Dupont Industrial Biosciences
7. Brent Erickson, VP Industrial Biotechnology, BIO
8. Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
9. Vasco Dias, CEO, Raizen
10. Peter Williams, INEOS BIO, Mark Niederschulte, COO, IneosBio

11. Bob Dinneen, President, Renewable Fuels Association
12. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
13. Philip New, CEO, BP Biofuels, Sue Ellerbusch, President, BP Biofuels
14. Tom Buis, President; Wes Clark co-chairman, Growth Energy
15. Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board; Anne Steckel
16. Miguel Soldatelli Rossetto, CEO, Petrobras Biocombustivel
17. Steen Riisgaard, CEO; Adam Monroe, President, North America; Steen Skjold-Jorgensen, VP for R&D, Biofuels, Novozymes
18. Pat Gruber, PhD, CEO, Gevo
19. Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy
20. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

21. Mary Rosenthal, Exec Dir, Algal Biomass Organization
22. Bruce Dale, PhD, Michigan State University
23. Matti Lievonen, CEO, Neste Oil
24. Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9
25. Cynthia (C.J.) Warner, President, Sapphire Energy
26. Daniel Oh, CEO, Renewable Energy Group
27. Javier Salgado, CEO, Abengoa Bioenergy
28. Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council
29. Jim Imbler, CEO, ZeaChem
30. Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent, Randy Cortright, PhD, CTO, Virent Energy Systems

31. Vincent Chornet, CEO, Enerkem; Tim Cesarak, Sr VP, Enerkem
32. Feike Sijbesma, CEO, DSM
33. Sarah Bittleman, Sr. Energy Advisor, USDA, Dallas Tonsager, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Harry Baumes, DIrector, Energy Policy, USDA
34. Doug Cameron, Tom Erickson, co-presidents, First Green
35. Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica
36. Valerie Reed, DOE Biomass Program, Joyce Yang, DOE Biomass Program, Brian Duff, Team Leader, DOE Biomass Program, Christy Sterner, DOE Biomass program
37. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota; Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; Senator Mark Udall of Colorado
38. Jay Keasling, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley
39. Nancy Young, VP, Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America, Rich Altman, Exec Director Emeritus, CAAFI, John Heimlich, Chief Economist, Airlines for America
40. Bill Lese, MD, Braemar Energy Ventures

41. Bill Glover, MD, Environmental Strategy, Boeing
42. John Melo, CEO, Amyris
43. Bill Brady, CEO, Mascoma
44. Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy
45. Richard Hamilton, CEO, Ceres
46. Jim Macias, CEO, Fulcrum Bioenergy
47. Robert Brown, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University
48. Jim Rekoske, VP & GM, Honeywell’s UOP
49. Jim Gillingham, Sr, VP, Biofuels Valero
50. John May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers, Mark Riedy, Partner, Mintz Levin, John Kirkwood, Kreig DeVault

51. Lee Lynd, PhD, Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
52. Chris Tindal, Director, Energy Policy, US Navy; Tom Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Philip Cullom, Vice Admiral, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness, US Navy
53. Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePure
54. Jim Dumesic, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
55. Paul Beckwith, CEO, Butamax
56. Mike Hamilton. CEO, Renmatix; Kef Kasdin, CEO, Proterro
57. Matt Horton, CEO, Propel Fuels
58. Bill Sims, CEO, Joule Unlimited
59. Kirk Haney, CEO, SG Biofuels
60. John Nicols, CEO, Codexis, Vonnie Estes, SVP, Codexis

61. Paul Woods, CEO, Algenol Biofuels
62. Chris Somerville, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Director, EBI
63. Chas Eggert, CEO, OPX Bio
64. Vinod Khosla, Managing Partner; Samir Kaul, MD, Khosla Ventures
65. Ganesh Kishore, PhD, CEO, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund, Steve Burrill, Managing Partner, Roger Wyse, Managing DIrector, Burrill & Co,
66. Dr. George Huber, University of Wisconsin
67. John Doerr, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins
68. Steve Gatto, CEO, Myriant
69. Jim Sayre, Senior MD, Black River Asset Management
70. Sean O’Hanlon, Executive Director, American Biofuels Council

71. Wayne Simmons, CEO, Sundrop Fuels
72. Tom Foust, PhD, NREL; Director, National Advanced Biofuels Consortium
73. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa
74. Bob Mayer, CEO, Cobalt Technologies
75. Todd Becker, CEO, GPRE; Tim Burns, CEO, BioProcess Algae
76. Michael Wang, Section Leader, Systems Assessments, Argonne National Laboratory
77. Jerry Fiddler, Chairman, Solazyme, Mark Warner, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Solazyme, Bob Ames, Vice President, Fuels Commercialization, Solazyme
78. Todd Taylor, Partner, Frederickson & Byron
79. Bill Roe, CEO, Coskata
80. Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, Origin Oil, Jose Sanchez, vice president of growth and production, OriginOil

81. Barry Cohen, Executive Director, National Algae Association
82. Philip Pienkos, PhD, NREL
83. Niels Henricksen, CEO, Inbicon
84. Daphne Preuss, CEO, Chromatin
85. Mark Emalfarb, CEO, Dyadic International
86. Lloyd Ritter, Green Capitol Strategies
87. John Benemann, PhD, CEO, Benemann Associates
88. Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures, Noubar Afeyan, PhD, CEO, Flagship Ventures, David Berry, MD, Flagship Ventures
89. Michael Arbige, PhD, Dupont Industrial Biosciences, Jan Koninckx, Global Business Director for Biofuels at DuPont
90. Pramod Chaudhari, CEO, PRAJ Industries

91. Eric McAfee, CEO, Aemetis
92. K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance Renewable Sciences
93. Dr. Susan Pond, Adjunct Professor, Center for U.S. Studies, Dow Sustatinability program, University of Sidney.
94. David Tilman, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota
95. Tim Zenk, SVP, Sapphire Energy, Alex Aravanis, VP of Sapphire Energy, Michael Mendez- Sapphire Energy, Stephen Mayfield, PhD, Professor, UCSD
96. John Plaza, CEO, Imperium Renewables
97. Doug Berven, Director, Corporate Affairs, POET
98. Graham Noyes, Partner, Stoel Rives
99. Joanne Ivancic, Exec Dir, Advanced Biofuels USA
100. Jose Olivares, PhD, Director, National Alliance For Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products

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