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AlwaysOn Green '08 Winners, Synthetic Genomics Best Overall

AlwaysOn has just put out its second annual GoingGreen Top 100 Private Companies Awards and named Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics as the GoingGreen Overall Winner. The startup aims to make biofuels by design through synthetically created organisms. Venter says his startup will produce octane from carbon dioxide — so-called “fourth generation biofuels” — by mid 2009, with the ultimate aim of undoing the oil industry.

The GoingGreen awards whittled down more than 500 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and industry experts to 100 companies from 11 different cleantech sectors ranging from water technology to green automobiles. The solar energy category was the most populated, including 17 startups, reflecting solar’s continued prominence in the venture capital world.

Check out the complete list of all finalists, with the category winners listed in bold, after the jump.

Overall Winner

Synthetic Genomics

Biofuels

  • Amyris Biotechnologies
  • Biofuel Box
  • Bionavitas
  • Ceres
  • Coskata
  • Greenfuel Technologies
  • LS9
  • Mascoma
  • Mendel Biotechnology
  • Range Fuels
  • Sapphire Energy
  • Solazyme

Clean Energy

  • CoalTek
  • AltaRock Energy
  • Bloom Energy
  • General Compression
  • GreatPoint Energy
  • Luca Technologies
  • Mariah Power
  • Nordic Windpower
  • Oorja
  • SpaceX
  • Sway

Clean Manufacturing and Clean Products

  • GlycosBio
  • Artificial Muscle
  • EoPlex Technologies

Energy Efficiency and Energy Management

  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Albeo Technologies
  • BPL Global
  • BridgeLux
  • Carina Technology
  • d.light design
  • Eka Systems
  • eMeter
  • Greenbox Technology
  • Ice Energy
  • Naverus
  • SmartSynch
  • SuperBulbs
  • SynapSense
  • Verdiem

Energy Storage Systems

  • Premium Power
  • Angstrom Power
  • Boston-Power
  • Deeya Energy
  • GridPoint
  • Mobius Power
  • Pentadyne
  • PowerGenix
  • ReVolt Technology

Green Automobiles and Transportation

  • EcoMotors
  • Aptera
  • Better Place
  • Fisker Automotive
  • PML Flightlink
  • Tesla Motors
  • Transonic Combustion
  • Venture Vehicles

Green Materials, Green Buildings

  • Serious Materials
  • ARXX Building Products
  • Hycrete
  • Integrity Block
  • Perform Wall

Green Nanotech and Synthetic Genomics

  • Genomatica
  • Codon Devices
  • Nanogram
  • Novomer

Resource Recovery and Waste Management

  • Ze-Gen
  • Earthanol
  • EnerTech Environmental
  • Lehigh Technologies
  • TechTurn

Solar Energy

  • BrightSource Energy
  • Ausra
  • Energy Innovations
  • eSolar
  • GreenVolts
  • HelioVolt
  • Infinia
  • Konarka Technologies
  • Plextronics
  • Quantasol
  • Signet Solar
  • SolarCity
  • Solar Systems
  • Solaria
  • Solel
  • Solexel
  • SolFocus
  • Stion

Water Technology and Water Management

  • AbTech Industries
  • Agua Via
  • Bio Pure Technology
  • HydroPoint Data Systems
  • Microvi Biotech
  • Miox
  • NanoH2O
  • Purfresh
  • Windesal

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