Qteros vs INEOS Bio: Who's the Best?

August 27, 2011 |

Background: This is a Sweet Sixteen (third round), Eastern Regional match-up between #4 seed Qteros and #8 seed INEOS Bio, in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest.

Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.

The winner gets: Most votes advances to the Elite Eight (round of 8), and a shot at the Biofuels Final Four.

The loser: Goes home.

Laurels: Qteros is the 21st ranked company in the 2010-11 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy poll. INEOS Bio is currently #43.

The match-up: It’s advanced cellulosic ethanol – but feedstocks such as corn stover from Qteros, vs waste materials from INEOS Bio.

Qteros took 67 percent of the votes in its first round battle with Inbicon, and defeated Algenol 52-48 in the second round. INEOS Bio prevailed over Dynamic Fuels 57-43, and defeated arch-rival Coskata 52-48 in round two.

Qteros is developing the Q Microbe for consolidated bioprocessing, and has a partnership with Praj to incorporate its magic bug in a process Development Package that Praj will offer to its customers.

INEOS Bio is on the verge of commissioning (next year) its 8 Mgy cellulosic fuels and chemicals plant in Vero Beach, FL, using municipal and agricultural wastes as a feedstock.

Deep dive data on Qteros

Qteros’ complete Hot 50 / Transformative Technologies profile is here.


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