SilicoLife is one of the 40 Hottest Small Companies in Advanced Bioeconomy, according to the first Biofuels Digest ranking. The Hot 40 recognized innovation and achievement in fuels, biobased chemicals and materials by emerging companies with less than 50 full-time employees and annual revenues of up to $20 million. This selection was based 50 percent on votes from an invited panel of distinguished international experts, and 50 percent on votes from subscribers of Biofuels Digest.
For Simão Soares, CEO of SilicoLife, this recognition reflects the work developed by the team and the competitive advantages provided to partners, global leaders in building block chemicals, polymers and biosynthetic development.
Biofuels Digest is the most widely read biofuels daily digest and to be in this ranking is a great recognition of the work that we have been developing together with our partners and clients. To be part of this list among the most innovative industrial biotechnology companies in the world means a lot to SilicoLife.
Founded in 2010 and based in Braga, SilicoLife develops state-of-the-art optimization algorithms and uses proprietary computational and modelling tools to accelerate the design of microbial strains, based on metabolic engineering and synthetic biology approaches, shortening the development time and the costs of new highly effective processes for the production of specific target compounds such as biofuels, chemicals, food ingredients or biopolymers.