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The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2010-11

December 7, 2010

MIAMI, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Renewable fuels and chemicals developer Amyris took the #1 spot in the 2010-11 “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings, published today in Biofuels Digest, the online daily bioenergy news service.

Solazyme (#2), POET (#3), LS9 (#4), Gevo (#5), DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (#6), Novozymes (#7), Coskata (#8), Codexis (#9) and Sapphire Energy (#10) round out the top 10. Ranked #11 through #20 are Virent, Mascoma, Ceres, Cobalt Technologies, Honeywell’s UOP, Enerkem, BP Biofuels, Genencor, Petrobars and Abengoa Bioenergy.

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. Overall, more than 1,000 companies were eligible in the rankings and 301 companies received votes. Amyris Biotechnologies ranked #1 in the international Selector poll, while Solazyme ranked #1 in the subscriber poll.

Among the Hot 50, 37 were US-based companies and 13 were from other countries. Fifteen 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). Thirteen are developing capabilities to produce renewable chemicals.

Strategic investors such as Waste Management, Chevron, and Monsanto appeared in the rankings for the first time, while Shell advanced this year and BP Biofuels reached the top 20. DuPont was an investor in two top-50 companies, DDCE and Butamax.

New companies in the list this year include: Cargill (#36), Butamax (#38), Cosan (#40), Waste Management (#42), Dynamic Fuels (#44), KiOR (#47), Chevron (#48), and Monsanto (#49).

The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2010-11 are:

  1. Amyris
  2. Solazyme
  3. POET
  4. LS9
  5. Gevo
  6. DuPont Danisco
  7. Novozymes
  8. Coskata
  9. Codexis
  10. Sapphire Energy
  11. Virent
  12. Mascoma
  13. Ceres
  14. Cobalt Technologies
  15. Honeywell’s UOP
  16. Enerkem
  17. BP Biofuels
  18. Genencor
  19. Petrobras
  20. Abengoa Energy
  21. Qteros
  22. Joule Unlimited
  23. Shell
  24. Bluefire Renewables
  25. Rentech
  26. Algenol
  27. ZeaChem
  28. PetroAlgae
  29. Neste
  30. Synthetic Genomics
  31. LanzaTech
  32. Iogen
  33. OriginOIl
  34. RangeFuels
  35. ExxonMobil
  36. Cargill
  37. SG Biofuels
  38. Butamax
  39. Terrabon
  40. Cosan
  41. Verenium
  42. Waste Management
  43. IneosBio
  44. Dynamic Fuels
  45. Fulcrum Bioenergy
  46. KL Energy
  47. KiOR
  48. Chevron
  49. Monsanto
  50. Inbicon

Biofuels Digest is the world’s most widely read biofuels daily. The Miami, FL-based free online magazine and email newsletter has published more than 3,000 news stories on bioenergy in 2010, and serves 65,000+ newsletter and website readers in every UN-recognized country.


    For more information, please contact:
    Jim Lane, Editor & Publisher
    Biofuels Digest
    786-393-8530
    jlane@biofuelsdigest.com

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SOURCE Biofuels Digest


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