AlwaysOn Recognizes MBI for leadership and creating innovative technology

Sustainable Ag 1 | MBIDavis, Calif., November 13, 2012 – Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a leading global provider of natural pest management products for the agriculture and water treatment markets, announced today that it has been selected as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winner by AlwaysOn. MBI’s inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology.

The AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe selected the Going Green Silicon Valley Global 200 winners based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. Winners will be honored at AlwaysOn’s seventh annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco.

“MBI was founded with a deep commitment to developing innovative pest management products that are effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly,” MBI CEO Pam Marrone said. “We’re proud of our commercial products, which are significantly advancing pest control in agriculture and water applications, as well as a product pipeline that we believe will further push the boundaries of innovation, and we’re honored to be recognized for these achievements as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 Winner.”

GoingGreen Silicon Valley is a two-day executive event where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries around the globe. According to AlwaysOn, green technology innovators are transforming trillion dollar industries—and the solutions they are delivering not only promise to clean up pollution and restore ecosystems, but to bring abundance and prosperity to people around the world.

“This year’s GoingGoing Global 200 displays a maturity in the green technology industry that makes it very attractive to both investors and innovators. Greentech research is maturing rapidly, and as it couples with technology innovators and investors, companies are emerging that have the ability to change the way we live our lives for the better and bring huge returns to their founders and funders.” said Tony Perkins, founder and
editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s GoingGreen Global 200 winners are pushing the bounds of how technology can bring about change in the war on our planet’s waning resources. The strength of these companies lies in their ability to nurture innovative ideas and seen them through to successful, sustainable, and profitable businesses.”

The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and green technology industry insiders after a rigorous three-month selection process. A full list of all the AlwaysOn GoingGreen Silicon Valley 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-
GoingGreen-Global-200-Top-Private-Companies.

About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. is a leading global provider of natural pest management products (biopesticides) for the agricultural and water treatment markets. Its effective and environmentally friendly natural agricultural products provide higher yields and quality while managing pest resistance and residues. Through its proprietary discovery and development platform and strategically in-licensed technologies, MBI has developed a pipeline of advanced and early-stage products for the significant agricultural and water treatment markets, including several nematicide, fungicide, algaecide and plant health product candidates. MBI’s award-winning products for the agricultural market include the biofungicide Regalia®, and Grandevo®, a broad-spectrum bioinsecticide for controlling insects and mites. The company recently received EPA approval of a novel bioherbicide, and has submitted another broad- spectrum insecticide to the EPA. MBI is launching into the water treatment market with Zequanox®, the industry’s first natural product to selectively control invasive zebra and quagga mussels. MBI currently has more than three dozen patents pending in the U.S. and globally.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit MidAtlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.