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Algae Biofuel and Chemical Producers Among Biofuels Digest’s Hottest Companies

Biofuels Digest released its annual Hot 50 Bioenergy and Hot 30 Biobased Chemical Companies last night and a major theme of both lists is the number of companies utilizing algae.

Five companies using algae feedstocks filled the lists. Two were in the top five: Solazyme (1st) and Sapphire Energy (4th). Solazyme was also a runner up on the Hot 30 Biobased Chemical list.

Two other noteworthy highlights from Hot 50 Bioenergy list were Propel Fuels coming in at 29th and Boeing  at 38th. These companies showcase the algae industry’s growth beyond producers of chemicals and biofuels. Incredible progress is being made at all levels of the supply chain, whether at the consumer distribution networks of companies like Propel Fuels, or at engine and plane manufacturers like Boeing.

Algae-related companies on the lists include:

Solazyme: 1st in Bioenergy, 2nd in Chemicals

Sapphire Energy: 4th in Bioenergy

Joule Unlimited: 17th in Bioenergy

Algenol: 25th in Bioenergy

Propel Fuels: 29th in Bioenergy

Boeing: 38th in Bioenergy

Cellana: 49th in Bioenergy

Algae continue to show that they are a reliable and productive feedstock for companies looking to produce the most dynamic products. We look forward to seeing algae-related companies continue to produce innovative and exciting products in the years to come.

For the full lists check out Biofuels Digest’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy and 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals.

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