Bioenergy is a long-haul business. Changing the trajectory of a 150-year-old industry takes patience. And when progress is measured in years, you rarely get to stop for a moment and celebrate a definitive milestone.
But we’re doing that this month.
Abengoa Bioenergy was just ranked one of the top 10 hottest bioenergy companies in the world out of more than 100,000 global companies.
The annual rankings from Biofuels Digest recognize “innovation and achievement in fuels and integrated biorefinery development” and are the result of individual voting by both a panel of experts and the magazine’s readership.
We’re particularly pleased that it’s our ongoing work with cellulosic ethanol production and the launch of our first commercial-scale biorefinery in Kansas that pushed us to the forefront. Among Biofuels Digest’s 50 hottest companies, more than half are specifically pursuing cellulosic biodevelopment, so the competition was fierce.
“Readers and selectors rewarded the hard yards of building success at scale,” said Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane.
All in all, it’s another great validation of what we’ve felt all along: In the quest to deliver a cleaner, more renewable energy source for our increasingly complex world, we’re heading in the right direction. We hope you’ll stick around for the ride.