In Florida, the Daily Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in Low Carbon fuels, chemicals & materials for 2021 — which do not yet include Invited International Selector votes.
Companies such as Praj Industries, Renewable Energy Group, LanzaTech, and Amyris were prominent in the early ballots as readers placed much higher ratings on major petrochemical players compared to in recent years, as the bioeconomy shifts towards deployment. Shell, BP, Valero, BASF, and Total exemplified the trend. Engineering companies made a strong showing this year, while major forestry and agricultural companies were less prominent, in a shift away from feedstock providers.
Early votes only warning
“I think we’ve learned in 2020 not to place undue emphasis on the early ballots,” said Digest editor and publisher Jim Lane. “The final tallies are more than 3 weeks away and there will be differences between vote totals today and at the finish. Still, it is great to see lots of fresh faces doing well in the early voting.”
Hot 50 voting continues through Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 5pm ET. This year there are Hot 50 rankings for Low Carbon Fuels & Chemicals, Agriculture & Nutrition and Bio+Engineering, to reflect the diversification underway throughout the sector. All Hot 50 rankings will be announced on Monday December 30th in The Digest, and we will honor the organizations, their suppliers, industrial partners, investors and team at the annual Hot Party at ABLC 2020 in Washington DC, on March 18th, 2021.
For the Hot 50, subscribers will receive a link to their official ballot in each e-mail newsletter issue of The Digest published between Monday, November 20th and Friday, December 18th, 2020.