The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs in 2017. Now choose the number 1


The bioeconomy is innovation, the result of the skills and passion of researchers and managers able to create value and new high-qualified jobs. At the end of 2014 Il Bioeconomista launched a new initiative: The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs.

We have asked a panel of world bioeconomy experts to tell us the Chief Executive Officers that have stood out as the most innovative during the last year.

Now we ask you to choose the most innovative CEO responding to our survey (open till December 7 at 2 pm, Western European Time).

This is the result in 2017 (in alphabetical order)

Catia Bastioli, Novamont (Italy)

Vincent Chornet, Enerkem (Canada)

Marc Delcourt, Global Bioenergies (France)

Stéphane Dion, Total Corbion PLA (France-Netherlands)

Tony Duncan, Circa Group (Australia)

Mike Hamilton, Renmatix (USA)

Jennifer Holmgren, LanzaTech (New Zealand-USA)

Jim Laird, 3fbio (Scotland)

Patrick Schiffers, Synvina (Netherlands)

Patrick Thomas, Covestro (Germany)

The survey is closed

2 thoughts on “The 10 Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEOs in 2017. Now choose the number 1

  1. Markus Kuehne (@huggenberg) 4 December 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I don’t know who the experts are, but I doubt this choice fundamentally.
    A major factor in the assessment of innovation should be the creation of new jobs.
    Covestro is leading with 195 jobs, followed by Enerkem with 16 jobs and Lanza tech with 8 jobs.
    Renmatix shows zero new jobs and the others do not at all disclose new jobs.
    Amyris not chosen by the so-called experts, on the other hand, offers 51 jobs. If you look closely at the list of products which Amyris will be introduce in the next few months, you can ask yourself which products the nominees are able to keep up with. Amyris future products are both innovative and will tenfold the turnover of Amyris within a short period of time while lot of the nominated can’t show their future and requested value development!

  2. Alex 5 December 2017 / 6:53 am

    I think jobs are important but not the major factor in the assessment of innovation. Here innovation is the introduction of something new using biological resources. This can not only creates new jobs but also reconcile economy and ecology. This is sustainable economic development. This is high skilled jobs.

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