LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Avantium among early Hot 50 voting leaders

December 5, 2017 |

In Florida, LanzaTech, Novozymes, Amyris, DSM, Enerkem, POET, BASF, Genomatica and Avantium have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy ballot. The Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting — which do not yet include Invited International Selector votes. This week’s summary includes phioto and other bonus votes which are just now beginning to come in, also.

International companies, strategics, synbio and nutrition on the Rise

Notable among the leaders is the rise of a truly international set of leaders — from Europe: Novozymes, DSM, BASF, Avantium, Clariant, Stora Enso, Green Biologics, IKEA, Bayer, MetGen and Sofinnova are among the early leaders; from Canada, Enerkem and Ensyn; from Brazil: Braskem. LanzaTech, though now a US company, was founded in New Zealand.

Also notable are the strong presence of major strategics such as DSM, ADM, BASF, Braskem, Clariant, IKEA, and AkzoNobel among others. And, the number of (primarily) chemicals players such as BASF, Braskem, Green Biologics, Genomatica and Avantium.

Also, fresh faces such as Impossible Foods, Ginkgo BioWorks, Evolva, Bolt Threads, Beyond Meat, and  Zymergen were scoring well with voters.

About the Hot 50

Each year, Digest subscribers and a panel of invited international selectors choose the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Complete rules, dates and background is here.

Photo Voting Options

Photo Votes can be submitted to [email protected]

Photo Votes and the Leaders, here.

We’ve salted in some of the most amusing and creative Photo Votes yet received in this year’s ballot, as well as the leaders so far in balloting which closes after the first of the year.

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