Gevo takes #1 position in 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy with 150 hours of voting remaining

November 24, 2010 |

Gevo toppled Solazyme from the top of the pack as the 150-hour mark until the end of voting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. “Almost as fun as Dancing with the Stars results,” exulted “accellerase” in a Twitter post.

Solazyme, Amyris, DDCE, Codexis, Novozymes, POET, LS9, Genencor and Sapphire Energy formed the top 10 after the ninth day of subscriber balloting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy. Voters have submitted more than 35,000 total votes to date in the polling.

Cargill, along with BP Biofuels, Abengoa Bioenergy, Chevron, Cobalt Technologies, OriginOil, Coskata, Algenol, Mascoma and Verenium formed the second 10.

Among those just outside the top 20 included PetroAlgae, Joule Unlimited, Ceres, Qteros, and Bluefire Renewables.

Balloting will be open to the registered subscribers of the Biofuels Digest, Geothermal Digest and Renewable Chemicals Digest e-newsletters, through Tuesday November 30th at 5pm EST, as well as a panel of invited international selectors.

“It’s been two years since anyone knocked off Solazyme in the voting,” commented Biofuels Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “But with six days of subscriber voting to go, plus all the invited international selectors to come, no one should feel safe. “Microbial fermentation technologies have anchored down the top three places. But the next four are held down by enzyme companies and cellulosic ethanol players. Its going to be a fight to the finish, for sure.”

Results published today include only ballots submitted by Digest subscribers. Ballots from the invited international selectors, which make up half of the overall scoring, are now being received and will also finalize on November 30th. The invited selectors ballots generally feature a broader range of companies in terms of geographies and processing technologies.

All selectors are able to take advantage of what has been described as the “most comprehensive, free data resource in bioenergy,” the 380-page “Selectors Data Book” which includes company profiles, surveys and industry data. This is the third year that the Digest has published its annual 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy rankings.

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