Biofuels Digest Names Arzeda Among Hottest Companies in Bioeconomy

Arzeda debuts in annual rankings of world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal


SEATTLE (November 7, 2016)— Arzeda, a synthetic biology company,  has been recognized among the top companies in the advanced bioeconomy in the annual rankings by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely read biofuels and biobased chemicals daily journal. Arzeda made its entry at Number 27 in this year’s 40 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy list.

“We’re honored to make our debut as a top company in the advanced biomaterials industry as judged by both industry experts and our peers,” said Alex Zanghellini, Chief Executive Officer of Arzeda. “2016 was a year of significant growth and success for Arzeda and it is exciting to have such significant recognition.”

The Hot 40 ranking is the culminating moment of a strong year for Arzeda. The company engaged in several high-profile collaborations including partnerships with INVISTA, Mitsubishi Rayon, Zymergen, Gen9 and, most recently, Amyris. Arzeda’s computational design and synthetic biology technologies for protein design allow for the creation of novel molecules that can revolutionize products from industrial uses to human health.

The Hot 40 rankings, which recognize innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals and materials by emerging companies, are based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international selectors, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest.

About Arzeda
Since 2008 Arzeda has been harnessing the power of computational and synthetic biology to create new enzymes and chemical products that can compete on cost, performance and sustainability. In partnership with Fortune 500 companies and industrial leaders, the company has developed a portfolio of enzymes and specialty chemicals for polymers, advanced materials and health and nutrition products. Arzeda’s proprietary platform and validation process rapidly creates “cell factories” that can be used at industrial scales to solve problems and create opportunities that otherwise would be impossible. More information is available online at and

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