Genomatica, Solazyme, Amyris, BASF take top slots in The 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals & Materials for 2014-15

November 10, 2014 |

Renewable chemicals developer Genomatica took the #1 spot in the 2014-15 “30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy daily.

It is Genomatica’s fourth consecutive year at the top of the rankings.

Solazyme (#2), Amyris (#3), BASF (#4), LanzaTech (#5), DSM (#6), Elevance Renewable Sciences (#7), DuPont Industrial Biosciences (#8), and BioAmber and Virent (#10) rounded out the top 10.

Ranked #11 through #20 are Novozymes, Avantium, Verdezyne, Gevo, Myriant, Braskem, Renewable Energy Group, Beta Renewables / Chemtex, OPX Biotechnoologies and NatureWorks.

Ranked #21 through #30 are POET-DSM, Segetis, Enerkem, Cobalt Technologies, Rivertop Renrewables, Liquid Light, Renmatix, Green Biologics, Yulex and BioProcess Algae.

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in biobased chemicals and materials development, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of The Digest

Overall, more than 100,000 individual company ratings were received from panelists and voters in the annual Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 rankings

New companies in the list this year are: Renewable Energy Group (#17), NatureWorks (#20), POET-DSM (#21), Green Biologics (#28), Yulex (#28) and BioProcess Algae (#30).

The Miami, FL-based Digest  serves more than 1,100,000 unique readers and followers via the web, newsletters and social media in every UN-recognized country.

The 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals & Materials for 2014-15 are:

1 Genomatica
2 Solazyme
3 Amyris
4 BASF
5 LanzaTech
6 DSM
7 Elevance Renewable Sciences
8 DuPont
9 BioAmber
10 Virent
11 Novozymes
12 Avantium
13 Verdezyne
14 Gevo
15 Myriant
16 Braskem
17 Renewable Energy Group
18 Beta Renewables
19 OPX Biotechnologies
20 NatureWorks
21 POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels
22 Segetis
23 Enerkem
24 Cobalt Technologies
25 Rivertop Renewables
26 Liquid Light
27 Renmatix
28 Green Biologics
29 Yulex
30 BioProcess Algae

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