Marrone Bio Innovations Selected by The Artemis Project™ as a Top 50 Water Company

Top Innovators in Global Water Technology honored at the BlueTech Innovation Forum

Jun 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from Marrone Bio Innovations

DAVIS, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) announced today that it has been chosen by The Artemis Project™ as a winner of the 2010 Top 50 Water Companies Competition.  This award distinguishes MBI as a leading company in one of the greatest high-growth industries of the 21st Century. MBI was selected for this award by a panel of industry experts based on four criteria: technology, intellectual property and know-how, team and market potential.

Marrone Bio Innovations is commercializing Zequanox™, a natural product derived from a common microbe found in soil and water bodies throughout North America and discovered by researchers at The New York State Museum. It is the first selective and environmentally friendly solution for the control of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that aggressively impact freshwater lakes & rivers throughout North America & Europe.

"Zequanox is a direct replacement for the potentially harmful chemicals that are currently used to control invasive zebra and quagga mussels," explains biopesticide expert Pam Marrone, Ph.D., CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations.  

"Invasive mussels cause over $1 billion in economic impact to civil infrastructure in North America alone," states engineer Sarahann Dow, Ph.D., the Invasive Mussel Project Manager for Marrone Bio Innovations. "Zequanox is a safe and effective solution for use in industrial and municipal settings as well as for environmental restoration."

"The Artemis Project's Top 50 Water Companies Competition winners have excelled in key areas of the emerging advanced water technology sector," said Laura Shenkar, Principal of The Artemis Project™.  "We are excited to showcase these innovative companies and congratulate them for their achievements in creating solutions that will reinvent the water landscape."

The Artemis Project™ Top 50 winners are being honored today at the BlueTech Innovation Forum being held at The Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco < >.  Please visit < >  for a full list of The Artemis Project™ 2010 Top 50 Water Companies Competition winners.

About Marrone Bio Innovations™

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) discovers, develops and markets effective and environmentally responsible products that fill unmet needs for weed, plant disease, and invasive pest management. Through a combination of in-licensed technology and its own R&D, MBI uses plants and naturally occurring microorganisms from unique habitats to develop better and safer pest management products. The company has an impressive pipeline of products, including two insecticides, two herbicides, and Zequanox™ for controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in waterways (EPA pending). MBI currently markets GreenMatch® burndown herbicide for weed control in organic crop production, and Regalia® for control of fungal and bacterial diseases of both food and ornamental crops in conventional and organic agriculture. For more information, email, call 1-877-664-4476 or visit .

About The Artemis Project™

Established in 2000, The Artemis Project™ is a boutique consulting practice that brings unique capabilities to 21st century water management. It combines an understanding of the most advanced water resource management solutions with an international network of developers, investors and users of advanced water technology.  

As the leading authority on applying advanced water solutions to business operations, The Artemis Project™ specializes in developing holistic water management strategies for major corporations.  The Artemis Project™ also supports product launches of advanced water technology into business operations worldwide.  The Artemis Project™ actively participates in water industry events and supports environmental policy initiatives. More information is available at

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