EPA approves LS9 UltraClean Diesel for sale; first one-step, drop in renewable diesel OK'd for market
In California, LS9 announced that its UltraClean Diesel was officially registered by the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and can now be sold commercially in the United States. The drop-in replacement for conventional diesel is free of benzene, a common carcinogen, and contains only trace amounts or sulfur, is is the first approved renewable diesel produced in a single-step production process by proprietary LS9-developed microorganisms, using sugar as a feedstock.
LS9 genetically engineers the microorganisms to precisely produce fuels with improved properties such as cetane, volatility, oxidative stability and cold-flow, and provides an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional petroleum diesel.
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