Biofuels Digest magazine recently published a list of top 30 Biobased Companies. Gevo was voted the No.4 hottest company in renewable chemicals and materials, in competitive balloting against both public and private fuels and chemicals leaders. This is the first annual poll focused on renewable chemicals.
The rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in renewable chemicals and materials development are, based 33 percent on votes from a 58-member panel of invited international selectors, 33 percent on votes from members of the Digest online Community, and 33 percent from Digest subscribers.
The rankings focus on the production of chemicals, organic acids, plastics, fragrances, food products and other materials. Subscribers ranked credibility as their most important criteria, followed by unique technology and the right strategic partners. Large-scale projects addressing urgent industry needs were also favored by subscribers. The list was selected and ranked by subscribers to Biofuels Digest, members of the Biofuels Digest Online Community, and an international panel of industry CEOs, reporters, trade association leaders and prominent scientists.
"The readers, community members and invited selectors have spoken," said Digest editor Jim Lane, which inaugurated the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy rankings in 2008. "The voting always creates a lively conversation about deserving companies that missed out. As we have seen in the Hot 50 polls, the heavy voting for well-known brands suggests that, in the final analysis, companies have to achieve visibility as well as credibility to win voter support."
The 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials for 2011-12 are:
- Cobalt Technologies
- Waste Management
- Elevance Renewable Sciences
- Dow Chemical
- OPX Biotechnologies
- DuPont Danisco
- Honeywell's UOP
Gevo is one of the leading renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company. They are developing biobased alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. They plan to produce isobutanol, a versatile platform chemical for the liquid fuels and petrochemicals markets. Isobutanol has broad market applications as a solvent and a gasoline blendstock that can help refiners meet their renewable fuel and clean air obligations. It can also be further processed using well-known chemical processes into jet fuel and feedstocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters.
Written by: SpecialChem Editorial Team
(Based on information displayed on www.biofuelsdigest.com)