LS9 vs Lignol: Who's the Best?

August 14, 2011 |

This is a first round, International Regional match-up between #2 seed LS9 and #15 seed Lignol in the 2011 Transformative Technologies tourney, from Biofuels Digest.

Voting: Open to all Biofuels Digest subscribers. Voting links are in the Biofuels Digest daily newsletter. To subscribe (free), visit here.

The winner gets: Most votes advances to the second-round (round of 32), and a shot at the Biofuels Sweet Sixteen.

The loser: Goes home.

Laurels: LS9 is the 4th ranked company in the 2010-11 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy poll. Lignol is currently unranked.

The match-up: A Canadian cellulosic ethanol developer, and a Silicon Valley renewable diesel and chemicals developer that is headed for Brazil to commercialize its technology.

Lignol announced in May 2010 that it has met operability targets and has operated its pilot cellulosic ethanol plant 24 hours per day, 5 days per week in recent months.

LS9’s technology? Microbial bioprocesses for the conversion of renewable carbohydrates to a diversity of drop-in fuel and chemical products. All of the chemical steps occur inside LS9’s engineered microbial catalysts, and the products are naturally secreted into the growth medium where they form an immiscible organic phase that is easily recoverable. The one step process is simple, efficient, and cost effective, enabling low CapEx multi-use facilities.

Deep dive data on LS9

LS9’s complete Hot 50 / Transformative Technologies profile is here.

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