LanzaTech, GranBio, Algenol and Novozymes take top slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2014-15

November 10, 2014 |

LanzaTech took the #1 spot in the 2014-15“50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. It was first year at the top for LanzaTech, which came in 2nd in last years’ poll.

GranBio (#2), Algenol (#3), Novozymes (#4), Solazyme (#5), DuPont (#6), POET-DSM (#7), Beta Renewables (#8), DSM (#9) and Abengoa Bioenergy (#10) rounded out the top 10.

Ranked #11 through #20 are Amyris (#11), POET (#12), Renewable Energy Group (#13), Enerkem (#14), BASF (#15), Sapphire Energy (#16), CoolPlanet Energy Systems (#17), BP Biofuels (#18), Virent (#19), and Gevo (#20)

The annual rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels and intergrated biorefinery 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.

“This year, the voters went global in picking companies founded in New Zealand, Brazil, the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, Iurtaly and Spain in the top 10,” said Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “Companies that are building commercial-scale biorefineries were hot this year, as readers and selectors rewarded the hard yards of building success at scale.”

Among the Hot 50, 35 were US-based companies and 15 were from other countries – last year, 12 companies from outside the US made the list. 26 are active in cellulosic biofuuels development (up from 20 last year), and 19 are producing “drop-in” renewable biofuels such as biobutanol, renewable diesel, green gasoline and renewable jet fuel (up from 15).

New companies in the list this year are: POET-DSM (#7), ADM (#30), Cargill (#31), Raizen (#34), NexSteppe (#35),  Clariant (#39), Ensyn (#41), ICM (#43) and Aemetis (#49)

The Miami, FL-based Digest  serves more than 600,000 unique readers and followers via the web, newsletters and social media in every UN-recognized country.

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2014-15 are:

1 LanzaTech
2 GranBio
3 Algenol
4 Novozymes
5 Solazyme
6 DuPont
7 POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels
8 Beta Renewables / Chemtex
9 DSM
10 Abengoa Bioenergy
11 Amyris
12 POET
13 Renewable Energy Group
14 Enerkem
15 BASF
16 Sapphire Energy
17 CoolPlanet Energy Systems
18 BP Biofuels
19 Virent
20 Gevo
21 INEOS Bio
22 Honeywell’s UOP
23 Neste Oil
24 Butamax
25 Elevance Renewable Sciences
26 Boeing
27 Joule Unlimited
28 American Process
29 Mascoma
30 ADM
31 Cargill
32 Ceres
33 Renmatix
34 Raizen
35 NexSteppe
36 Sweetwater Energy
37 Fulcrum BioEnergy
38 EdeniQ
39 Clariant
40 Waste Management
41 Ensyn
42 Green Plains Renewable Energy
43 ICM
44 ZeaChem
45 Dyadic
46 Cobalt Technologies
47 Valero
48 Iogen
49 Aemetis
50 Cosan

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