ABINGTON, UK – Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL), a UK-based industrial biotechnology and renewable chemicals company, was named to the 40 Hottest Smaller Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy list (#6) and to the 30 Hottest Companies in Bio-based Chemicals and Materials list (#28). The rankings are compiled by Biofuels Digest and were awarded at a gala reception held in San Francisco. This marks the first time GBL was named to either the Hot 30 or the Hot 40 list.

“We are pleased to have been honored by inclusion in the Hot 30 and Hot 40 lists,” said Sean Sutcliffe, Chief Executive of GBL. Sutcliffe noted, “Our #6 rating in the Hottest 40 Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy is particularly rewarding, as it acknowledges our success in commercially scaling our technology in China, marketing renewable butanol in the United States, and building and starting up our end-to-end advanced fermentation demonstrator in Emmetsburg, Iowa. We look forward now to repurposing the Central Minnesota Renewables project in Little Falls, Minnesota, from ethanol to butanol production for start-up in 2016.”

GBL is a renewable chemicals company based in Abingdon, England, with a U.S. operating company, Green Biologics Inc., based in Gahanna, OH. GBL’s clostridium fermentation platform converts a wide range of sustainable feedstocks into high-performance green chemicals such as n-butanol, acetone, and through chemical synthesis, derivatives of butanol and acetone.