November 29, 201016 overlooked gems in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy voting

Editor Jim Lane from Biofuels Digest has included American Process Inc. in the list of companies that should be part of the 50 Hottest Companies in Biorefinery Voting.

16 overlooked gems in the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy voting

Source: Biofuels Digest

Digestville, a collection of newer and fast-moving companies have made our “overlooked gems” list – companies that have struggled inexplicably in balloting for the 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy polling despite highly credible advanced technologies and, in several cases, well on the way to commercialization.
It may be tough for readers to find room in their Hot 50 lists, but here are 16 that [including American Process], in our view, merit more attention that they have been so far receiving in the ballots.
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Latest news: In August, American Process commenced construction on its $32 million, 0.9 Mgy wood-waste based cellulosic ethanol plant in Alpena. The company’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was headlined last week by Governor Jennifer Granholm. The pilot-scale plant, which will be completed in the second quarter of 2012, has received $17.9 million in support from the DOE and $4 million from the state of Michigan.

Our take: Perhaps the biggest shocker in the voting. A major DOE grant recipient last year – already breaking ground on its pilot wood waste-to-ethanol project in Michigan this year. How is this company backed up all the way to #113. Readers, awake!