The Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2015

January 29, 2015 |

Hot125-2015The “Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy” for 2015 as nominated and voted by the readers of The Digest and the publication’s editorial board.

1 Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture

2 Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables

3 Jeff Lautt, CEO, POET, Jeff Broin, Chairman, POET

4 Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

5 Michael McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

6 Brent Erickson, EVP Industrial & Environmental Section, BIO

7 Daniel Oh, CEO, Renewable Energy Group

8 Bernardo Gradin, CEO, GranBio

9 Luciano Coutinho president, BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank); Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo, Industrial Director

10 Ray Mabus, US Secretary of the Navy

11 Vasco Dias, CEO, Raizen; Pedro Mizutani, COO

12 Matthew Tipper, VP, Alternative Energy, Shell

13 Bill Feehery, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences; Jan Koninckx, Global Business Director for Biofuels, DuPont

14 Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

15 Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech

16 Bob Dinneen, President, Renewable Fuels Association

17 Christophe Schilling, CEO, Genomatica

18 David Danielson, US Assistant Secretary of Energy, Peter Davidson, Executive Director, DOE Loan Programs Office

19 Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council

20 Jonathan Male, Valerie Reed, Joyce Yang, Zia Haq, DOE DOE Biomass Program

21 Manuel Sánchez Ortega, CEO, Abengoa

22 Vincent Chornet, CEO, Enerkem; Tim Cesarak, Sr VP, Enerkem

23 Paul Woods, CEO, Algenol

24 Todd Becker, CEO, Green Plains Renewable Energy

25 Brian Foody, CEO, Iogen

26 Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board

27 Elizabeth Farina, CEO, UNICA

28 Tom Buis, CEO Wes Clark co-chairman, Growth Energy

29 Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Novozymes

30 Feike Sijbesma, CEO; Anton Robek, President Bio-based Products and Services, DSM

31 Tom Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy; Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy; Chris Tindal, Director, Operational Energy, US Navy

32 Mike Hamilton, CEO, Renmatix; Fred Moesler, CTO, Renmatix

33 John Melo, CEO, Amyris

34 Jim Macias, CEO, Fulcrum Bioenergy

35 Matti Lievonen, CEO, Neste Oil

36 Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington; Jerry Brown, Governor of California

37 Markus Pompejius, CEO. Verenium; Vice President White Biotechnology North America, BASF

38 Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar, Patty Murray – US Senators

39 Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent, Randy Cortright, PhD, CTO, Virent Energy Systems

40 Harry Baumes, Director, Energy Policy, USDA;  Todd Campbell, USDA; Chris Cassidy, USDA

41 Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa

42 Howard Janzen, CEO, Cool Planet

43 Bill Radany, CEO Verdezyne

44 Jean Francois Huc, CEO, BioAmber

45 Steve Csonka, Executive Director,  CAAFI

46 Ganesh Kishore, PhD, CEO, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund, Roger Wyse, co-chairman, Malaysian Life Sciences Fund

47 Adam Monroe, president, Americas, Novozymes

48 Anna Rath, CEO, NexSteppe

49 John May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers; Mark Riedy, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; John Kirkwood, Kreig DeVault

50 Bruce Dale, PhD, Michigan State University

51 Matt Carr, CEO, Algae Biomass Organization

52 Pat Gruber, PhD, CEO, Gevo

53 Eric McAfee, CEO, Aemetis

54 Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis (Eni)

55 Philip New, CEO, BP Biofuels

56 Mark Niederschulte, COO, Ineos Bio

57 K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance Renewable Science

58 Sean Sutcliffe, CEO; Joel Stone, President, North America, Green Biologics

59 Noubar Afeyan, PhD, CEO, Flagship Ventures, David Berry, MD, Flagship Ventures

60 Daphne Preuss, CEO, Chromatin

61 Robert Graham, CEO, Ensyn

62 Chris Standlee, Gerson Santos-Leon, EVPs, Abengoa Bioenergy

63 Mark Emalfarb, CEO, Dyadic International

64 Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO, SkyNRG

65 Jay Keasling, Professor, UC Berkeley, CEO, JBEI; Harvey Blanch

66 Veronique Hervouet, Senior Vice President, Investments, Total Energy Ventures

67 Theodora Retsina, CEO, American Process

68 Paul Beckwith, CEO, Butamax

69 Kelly Tiller, CEO, Genera Energy

70 Robert Brown, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University

71 Tom van Aken, CEO Avantium

72 Kef Kasdin, CEO, Proterro

73 George Huber, University of Wisconsin

74 Philip Pienkos, PhD, Tom Foust, Mary Biddy, Helena Chum for NREL

75 Bill Lese, MD, Braemar Energy Ventures

76 Martin Sabarsky, CEO, Cellana

77 Todd Taylor, Partner, Frederickson & Byron

78 Richard Hamilton, CEO, Ceres

79 Rob Tripp, CEO, Benefuel

80 Vinod Khosla, Managing Partner; Samir Kaul, MD, Khosla Ventures

81 Mike Hart, Sierra Energy

82 Chris Somerville, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Director, EBI

83 James Levine, CEO, Sapphire Energy

84 Denis Lucquin, Sofinnova Partners

85 Bill Levy, CEO,  Pacific AgStock

86 Pramod Chaudhari, CEO, PRAJ Industries

87 Doug Berven, VP, POET

88 John Plaza, CEO, Imperium Renewables

89 John Benemann, PhD, CEO, Benemann Associates

90 Geoff Cooper, VP, Renewable Fuels Association

91 Graham Noyes, Acting head, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

92 Stefan Unnasch, CEO, Life Cycle Associates

93 Nancy Young, VP, Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America, Rich Altman, Exec Director Emeritus, CAAFI, John Heimlich, Chief Economist, Airlines for America

94 Barry Cohen, Executive Director, National Algae Association

95 Todd Garner, CEO, Protec Fuel

96 Joanne Ivancic, Exec Dir, Advanced Biofuels USA

97 Riggs Eckelberry, CEO, OriginOil

98 Murray McLaughlin, Executive Director, BioIndustrial Innovation Canada

99 Gerald Ostheimer, Director, SE4ALL

100 Dr. Susan Pond, chairman, Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

101 Nate Brown, Director, Federal Aviation Administration

102 Jeff Martin, CEO, Yulex

103 Corinne Young, Chief Advocate, re:Chem Alliance

104 Tim Eggeman, CEO, ZeaChem

105 Dave VanderGriend, CEO,  ICM

106 Scott Peters, Matt Slamon, co-chairs, (US) House Algae Caucus

107 Jason Webber, Principal, Sustainable Conversion Ventures

108 Michael Wang, Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

109 Kyle Teamey, CEO, Liquid Light

110 Jamie Bacher, CEO, Pareto Buotechnnologies

111 Tim Zenk, EVP, Algenol

112 Charles Wyman, CEO, Vertimass

113 Bill Brady, CEO, Mascoma

114 Tim Brummels, CEO, Canergy

115 Bob and Kelly King, Pacific Biodiesel

116 Douglas Elliott, Senior scientist, Pacific National Northwest Laboratories

117 Jerry Fiddler, chairman, Solazyme; board member, NexSteppe

118 Prof. Tao Zhang, Director of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

119 Christine Lang, head, German Bioeconomy Council

120 Wally Tyner, professor, Purdue

121 Jim Stewart, Chairman, Bioenergy Producers Association

122 Tony Bridgewater, Director of Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University

123 Mark Warner, Chief Enginnering Officer, Impossible Foods

124 Mark Burk, CTO, Jeff Lievense, VP, Genomatica

125 Lloyd Ritter, Director, Green Capitol

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