Virent, Renmatix, Verdezyne take top slots in The 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16

November 4, 2015 |

hot40At the ABLC NEXT 2015 conference in San Francisco, Virent took the #1 spot in the 2015-16 “40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy daily.

The Hot 40 recognizes companies with less than 100 full-time employees and $20 million or less in annual revenues.

Renmatix (#2), Verdezyne (#3), Elevance Renewable Sciences (#4), Liquid Light (#5), Fulcrum Bioenergy (#6), Rivertop Renewables (#7), Green Biologics US (#8), Cool Planet Energy (#9), and NexSteppe (#10), rounded out the top 10. No #8 was awarded this year, as the company in question (Green Biologics) exceeded the employee threshold recently and graduated to the Hot 50.

Ranked #11 through #20 are POET Biomass, Reverdia, Joule Unlimited, Michigan Biotechnology Institute, Ensyn, Sweetwater Energy, Ceres, Metabolix, Deinove and Calysta.

The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals and materials by emerging companies, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of The Digest

Overall, more than 100,000 individual company ratings were received from panelists and voters in the annual Hot 40 and Hot 50 rankings

The Miami, FL-based Digest serves more than 1,800,000 unique readers and followers via the web, newsletters, social media and broadcast in every UN-recognized country.

The 40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2015-16 are:

1 Virent

2 Renmatix

3 Verdezyne

4 Elevance Renewable Sciences

5 Liquid Light

6 Fulcrum Bioenergy

7 Rivertop Renewables

8 Green Biologics US

9 Cool Planet Energy

10 NexSteppe

11 POET Biomass

12 Reverdia

13 Joule Unlimited

14 Michigan Biotechnology Institute

15 Ensyn

16 Sweetwater Energy

17 Ceres

18 Metabolix

19 Deinove

20 Calysta

21 Siluria Technologies

22 Anellotech

23 Global Bioenergies

24 Rennovia

25 Industrial Microbes

26 Dyadic

27 Zymergen

28 Propel Fuels

29 RedRock Biofuels

30 Kiverdi

31 Gingko BioWorks

32 Leaf Resources Ltd

33 ZeaChem

34 Cellana

35 Oberon Fuels

36 Mango Materials

37 Newlight Technologies

38 Yulex

39 Genera Energy

40 Lygos


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