Tag: LS9

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Biorefinery Developers: Looking at Alberta’s look at advanced biofuels

October 28, 2014 |

As Alberta looks at what might works for them in industrial biotech — Jacobs comes up with a useful take on Renmatix, GTI, LanzaTech, Enerkem, REG and OPX Bio — and 8 rules for getting it done, making it happen. While in Alberta last week, we came across a report commissioned by Alberta Innovates looking […]

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Mike Robe: The LS9 deal, from the bacterial POV

Mike Robe: The LS9 deal, from the bacterial POV

January 22, 2014 |

“I’m not a bacterium, I’m a one-celled Clooney.” Mike tweets: “REG buys LS9 for $61M. Did the e.coli receive anything? Warrants, options? Where’s the outrage?” Has Mike visited your project lately? Tweet your photos with Mike at #MikeRobeDigest, then see them in the Digest.

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Can electrofuels and electrosugars save the day?

Can electrofuels and electrosugars save the day?

May 24, 2013 |

Is the ultimate industrial fuel system going to be based on electricity, waste CO2 and brackish water – to return society to the days of energy abundance? It will take a mighty production microorganism, but R&D is well underway and a path is becoming clearer. In yesterday’s Digest, we explored new research at UCD that […]

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Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from thin air, and beyond light

Doing it in the Dark: Fuel from thin air, and beyond light

May 23, 2013 |

Beyond fossil fuels, beyond light itself. And now, the direct production of drop-in biofuel blendstocks. All available from a microbial “cow”. This week in California, a research team from Shota Atsumi’s lab at the University of California, Davis have reported that they engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, to grow without the […]

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LS9 expands operations in Florida

LS9 expands operations in Florida

April 18, 2013 |

In Washington DC, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, LS9 CEO Tjerk de Ruiter announced the expansion of its operations at the Company’s Okeechobee, Florida demonstration facility with a successful customer trial. The Florida facility was initially designed, and has been used, to scale-up LS9’s fermentation technology and generate large commercial samples for testing and […]

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LS9 boosts its capacity by running pilot Cobalt Technologies

LS9 boosts its capacity by running pilot Cobalt Technologies

April 17, 2013 |

In Florida, LS9 Inc. announced the expansion of its operations at the company’s Okeechobee after successfully completing a pilot production run at its Florida plant for another advanced bioproducts company, Cobalt Technologies. Fermentation scale-up is an expensive proposition and requires the proper facilities and expertise to make an effective run. The need to run trials is also […]

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LS9: Change in command

LS9: Change in command

January 23, 2013 |

One of biofuels’ most-celebrated technologies makes a change at the top; the struggle to raise capital dogs a high-profile biofuels star. A new chapter is underway at LS9 with the appointment of Tjerk de Ruiter — the former CEO of Genencor — as president and CEO. It’s not wholly unexpected. Four weeks ago in Top 10 […]

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New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to  Amyris, Enerkem, Gevo, LanzaTech, LS9, Novozymes, POET, Sapphire Energy, Solazyme, ZeaChem

New 5-Minute Biofuels Digest Guides to Amyris, Enerkem, Gevo, LanzaTech, LS9, Novozymes, POET, Sapphire Energy, Solazyme, ZeaChem

January 8, 2013 |

Biofuels Digest has released the next wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. This release updates 10 guides for the latest developments through Q1 2013. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, latest news, awards, and Biofuels Digest feature stories; 3 top milestones for […]

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LS9: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide (Q1 2013 update)

LS9: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide (Q1 2013 update)

January 8, 2013 |

Address: 600 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080 Year founded 2005 Company description: LS9, Inc. is a technology leader in the commercial development of a growing portfolio of sustainable products to meet the needs of established and expanding chemical and fuel markets worldwide. Utilizing a simple, efficient, flexible, cost-effective technology platform, LS9 has created […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Retrofit Award: LS9 — Okeechobee, FL

Biofuels Digest’s 2012 Best Retrofit Award: LS9 — Okeechobee, FL

December 31, 2012 |

LS9’s acquisition of fermentation technology in Florida was a signature deal, from a cost point of view — in the end, between various incentives and the fact that they bought it as a distressed facility, they picked it up for almost nothing, and spending has focused on retrofitting the 12 million gallon facility to the […]

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