Tag: LS9

A new path to renewable diesel from biomass

A new path to renewable diesel from biomass

November 8, 2012 |

“Pack Up Your (renewable fuel) Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag”, say Berkeley researchers, who transform an old WWI-era process into a route to renewable diesel. If the Digest possessed a magic wand and could change just one thing about the production of biofuels in the United States – it would be to give the […]

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Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guides: first wave of company reports released

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guides: first wave of company reports released

October 19, 2012 |

Biofuels Digest has released the first wave of its 5-Minute Guides – a “news you can use” digest on the leading companies in biofuels. Each 5-Minute Guide provides a company description, 3 top milestones for 2010-12 and projected for 2012-14, description of the business model; plus project info (location, feedstocks, product set, processing technology, capacity, […]

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LS9: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

LS9: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

October 15, 2012 |

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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Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

Burning Man, Burning Microbe: Biofuels beyond biomass

October 12, 2012 |

Can you have a biofuel without processing an intermediate biomass? Can post-biomass technologies revolutionize fuel and chemical production? Fuels and chemicals can make people mighty uneasy, when you think about them. With fossil fuels, the issues include the uneven distribution of resources and wealth, national security, price and price volatility, and carbon emissions. So along came […]

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The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

The Hillary Step: 7 Biofuels Contenders, 7 Routes to Scale, Who’s Near the Summit, Who Will Plant the Flag?

October 8, 2012 |

The Hillary Step. It’s the last big technical obstacle between a mountaineer and the summit of Mount Everest. Every biofuels contender has its own route to the top – with unique advantages and technical challenges. Who is nearing the Summit, what’s their Hillary Step, who’s got Sherpas, who’s got oxygen? It’s the race for scale […]

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LS9 completes first production run at integrated biorefinery in Florida

LS9 completes first production run at integrated biorefinery in Florida

September 10, 2012 |

In Florida, LS9 announced the completion of its first production run of fatty alcohols at its new facility in Okeechobee. The first run at 135,000 liter scale produced several tons of fatty alcohol with “excellent replication of technical metrics”.LS9 completed the retrofit of the demonstration facility in Okeechobee, Fla. in May of this year. “We […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Codexis, LS9 add CFOs

On the Move in Biofuels: Codexis, LS9 add CFOs

September 5, 2012 |

In California, Codexis announced the appointment of David O’Toole as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 4, 2012. O’Toole served most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Response Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGDX), a company focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic tests for cancer and analytical testing services of […]

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LS9 opens its innovative advanced biofuels demonstration plant in Florida

LS9 opens its innovative advanced biofuels demonstration plant in Florida

June 13, 2012 |

One of biofuels’ hottest companies transitions from research phase to operating phase with opening of its demo plant in Okeechobee – what’s next, and where? In the glades north of Lake Okeechobee, in rural Florida, a 135,000 liter fermenter column stands out against the landscape like Salisbury Cathedral rising over the plains of Thomas Hardy’s […]

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The Hot Zone

The Hot Zone

June 11, 2012 |

Thermocatalytic biofuels projects are Going South – here’s who and why In US bioenergy as a whole, most of the attention has deservedly gone to the Midwestern states – by and large, that’s where the corn and soybean production calls home. Efforts to diversify the production of first generation biodiesel have been able to stretch, […]

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LS9 completes Florida-based advanced biofuels demonstration plant

LS9 completes Florida-based advanced biofuels demonstration plant

May 15, 2012 |

In California, LS9 announced that its demonstration plant project in Okeechobee, Florida is mechanically complete, and that the company will host a Grand Opening ceremony and press conference on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the facility. The event will include the first tours of the facility, and U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) will be among […]

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