Gevo Named 2010 Global Cleantech 100 Company
DENVER, CO (October 13, 2010) – Gevo, Inc., a privately held renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company, today announced that it has been named to the 2010 Global Cleantech 100, produced by the Cleantech Group, providers of leading global market research, events and advisory services for the cleantech industry.
The list is produced as part of the Global Cleantech 100 program, run in collaboration with the Guardian News and Media and sponsored by Autodesk, and highlights the most promising private clean technology companies from all around the world who are believed to be the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years, in the eyes of the world's cleantech experts.
"The Global Cleantech 100 shines a spotlight on which companies and which technology areas the global innovation community is currently most excited about from a commercial standpoint," said Richard Youngman, MD, Europe & VP, Global Research at Cleantech Group. "There have been significant changes since 2009: more Asian companies and less renewable energy generation companies attest to the growing diversification of cleantech innovation. Cleantech is a broader phenomenon than just clean energy. Wider issues such as resource scarcity are starting to gain attention and traction among industry experts and thought leaders."
"4,616 nominations were received from 3,260 unique sources, giving us a long list of 3,138 companies drawn from 50 countries. 218 companies were presented to the expert panel for final input and the end result was the selection of 100 companies from 14 countries for this year's list," continued Mr. Youngman.
"Since its founding in 1998, Agri-Energy has been dedicated to advancing the technology and best practices of the ethanol industry," said Agri-Energy founding member and Co-op Coordinator David Kolsrud. “We see biobutanol as the next logical step in the industry’s development. We believe isobutanol can be sold into many markets and has product attributes that make it a compelling product for current ethanol producers."
The complete list of 100 companies was released today, October 13, 2010 at the Cleantech Forum New York, http://events.cleantech.com/newyork/. Some of the companies included in the list will be showcased in New York today and others at the Guardian's Cleantech Summit in London on November 23, 2010.
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Gevo is developing capital efficient biorefinery systems to provide renewable, cost-effective building block products to the fuel and chemical industries. Gevo seeks to convert renewable raw materials into isobutanol and renewable hydrocarbons that can be directly integrated into existing fuel and chemical products to deliver environmental and economic benefits. Gevo is committed to a sustainable biobased economy that meets society’s needs for plentiful food and clean air and water.
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