Genomatica, Solazyme, Myriant, LanzaTech and Elevance take top slots in The 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals for 2013-14

October 11, 2013 |

hot-30-pinRenewable chemicals developer Genomatica took the #1 spot in the 2013-14 “30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals and Materials” rankings.

It is Genomatica’s third consecutive year at the top of the rankings.

Solazyme (#2), Myriant (#3), LanzaTech (#4), Elevance Renewable Sciences (#5), Amyris (#6), DSM (#7), Gevo (#8), DuPont Industrial Biosciences (#9), and Novozymes (#10) rounded out the top 10.

Ranked #11 through #20 are BASF, OPX Biotechnologies, BioAmber, Beta Renewables, Avantium, Virent, Renmatix, Braskem, Enerkem and KiOR.

Ranked #21 through #30 are Verdezyne, Sweetwater Energy, Cobalt Technologies, Segetis, LS9, INEOS Bio, Global Bioenergies, Rivertop Renewables, Ceres and Midori Renewables.

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in biobased chemicals and materials development, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest and voters on Twitter, Facebook and photo voting via

Overall, more than 100,000 individual company ratings were received from panelists and voters.

New companies in the list this year are: BASF (#11), Sweetwater Energy (#22), INEOS Bio (#26), Global Bioenergies (#27), Rivertop Renewables (#28), and Midori Renewables (#30).

The Miami, FL-based Biofuels Digest published more than 3,000 news stories on bioenergy in the past year, and serves more than 600,000 unique readers and followers via the web, newsletters and social media in every UN-recognized country.

The 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals & Materials for 2013-14 are:

1 Genomatica
2 Solazyme
3 Myriant
4 Lanzatech
5 Elevance
6 Amyris
8 Gevo
9 Dupont
10 Novozymes

12 OPX Biotechnologies
13 BioAmber
14 Beta Renewables / Chemtex
15 Avantium
16 Virent
17 Renmatix
18 Braskem
19 Enerkem
20 KiOR

21 Verdezyne
22 Sweetwater Energy
23 Cobalt
24 Segetis
25 LS9
26 INEOS Bio
27 Global Bioenergies
28 Rivertop Renewables
29 Ceres
30 Midori Renewables

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