The Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-Based Materials, by Category

June 14, 2012 |

The voting has concluded, and the readers and selectors have spoken.

What makes a great partner? According to our readers – acceleration and validation. Partners that can add credibility (via their brands) to your efforts, and accelerate your path to commercialization.

Here are, in order of rank and category by category, the Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-Based Materials, as voted by the subscribers and invited international selectors of Biofuels Digest:

Distribution & marketing
1.     Green Plains Renewable Energy
2.     Propel Biofuels
3.     Blue Ridge Biofuels

Engineering, Procurement & Construction
1.     POET-DSM
2.     Harris Group
3.     AMEC

Enzymes & Sugars
1.     Novozymes
2.     Genencor
3.     Codexis

Feedstocks – Energy crops
1.     Ceres
2.     Solazyme
3.     ArborGen

Feedstocks – Residues
1.     Waste Management
2.     POET Biomass
3.     Catchlight Energy

Financing – Early-Stage
1.     DOE
2.     Khosla Ventures
3.     Kleiner, Perkins
4.     BP Technology Ventures
5.     Burrill & Co

7.  Financing – Late-Stage, Commercialization & Strategic Investment
1.     BP Biofuels
2.     USDA
3.     Valero
4.     Waste Management
5.     US Department of Defense

Lab Services
1.     MBI
2.     Southwest Research Institute
3.     Intertek

Pre-treatment Systems
1.    POET-DSM
2.     BlueFIre Renewables
3.     Catchlight Energy

Professional Counselors & Services
1.     Stoel Rives
2.     Mintz Levin
3.     Wilson, Sonsini

Separation, informatics & catalysis systems and services
1.    Koch Membrane Systems
2.     BASF
3.     Albemarle

Processing systems and services
1.     Honeywell’s UOP
2.     Gevo
3.     Mascoma

Vehicle & vehicular equipment systems
1.     John Deere
2.     Caterpillar
3.     Ford

R&D Partners
1.     Pacific Northwest National Lab
2.     Oak Ridge National Lab
3.      Argonne National Lab

Strategic customers—(fuels)
1.     US Navy
2.     BP
3.     Valero
4.     Boeing

Strategic customers—(bio-based products)
1.     Dow Chemical
2.    P&G
3.     Coca-Cola
4.     Bunge

 

 

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