Voting opens for 2011-12 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy

October 6, 2011 |

Today, subscribers can begin to cast their ballots for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy.

Balloting will be open to the registered subscribers of the Biofuels Digest e-newsletters, through Monday October 31st at 5pm EST.

Digest subscribers can receive their copy of the free, 370 page Selectors Data Book – including dozens of company profiles, the past three years of Hot 50 winners, The Transformative Technology 30, and complete profiles of all advanced biofuels projects tracked by the Digest. The Databook will be published Tuesday, October 11.

Copies of the Databook can be downloaded via links in the free daily Biofuels Digest newsletter.

Last year, renewable fuels and chemicals developer Amyris took the #1 spot in the 2010-11 rankings.

Solazyme (#2), POET (#3), LS9 (#4), Gevo (#5), DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (#6), Novozymes (#7), Coskata (#8), Codexis (#9) and Sapphire Energy (#10) rounded out the top 10.

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in bioenergy development, are based 50 percent on votes from a 75-member panel of international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and Renewable Chemicals Digest.

Ranked #11 through #20 for 2010-11 were Virent, Mascoma, Ceres, Cobalt Technologies, Honeywell’s UOP, Enerkem, BP Biofuels, Genencor, Petrobars and Abengoa Bioenergy.

Notes on the votes

Among the Hot 50, 37 were US-based companies and 13 were from other countries. 15 are active in cellulosic ethanol development (down from 19 last year), five are developing algae-based energy solutions (down from seven last year), and 16 are producing “drop-in” renewable biofuels such as biobutanol, renewable diesel, green gasoline and renewable jet fuel (up from 15 last year). 13 are developing capabilities to produce renewable chemicals.

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