The Amyris has been named the #1 company in the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy (“Hot 50”) contest as was announced at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC 2016) being held this week in Washington DC. More than 1,000 companies were eligible for the voting and, this year, more than 200,000 individual votes were received in the polls leading up to the ABLC event.

Amyris returns to the top spot after ranking #1 around the time of our IPO and ranking in the top 15 each year since.

The company have the honor to receive such widespread industry recognition of our leadership position in synthetic biology.

"From the first time I heard Juan Enríquez speak about Synthetic Biology during the launch of his book, “As The Future Catches You” in 2001, I was convinced that, if we could write DNA code like we write software code for a computer and operate living factories at industrial scale, we could disrupt many industries.

At Amyris, we are in the process of disrupting the Fragrance, Food Ingredients, Nutraceuticals, Global Health (issues like Malaria), Cosmetic Ingredients, Polymers, and Solvent markets and believe we will eventually do the same within the world’s Transportation Fuel markets. Ultimately, we believe the world’s leading companies can do better financially by doing good for our planet - we are in the business of enabling these companies to grow sustainably by delivering better products for them through our technology.

Creating a new industry has not been easy. We’ve worked hard to create robust living factories and a robust industrial fermentation process, as well as access long-established markets with conservative companies, which previously did not believe they needed the change. We have accomplished what seemed impossible to many - operating Synthetic Biology at industrial scale and delivering great products for our partners and our planet. We are beginning to realize the benefits of our perseverance and of your continued support", said John Melo.

Source: John Melo