Tag: LS9

On the Move in Biofuels: LS9

On the Move in Biofuels: LS9

February 7, 2012 |

In California, LS9 announced that Gregory Rood will join the company as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Rood’s responsibilities will include direct responsibility for LS9’s Florida operations in Okeechobee, Florida and future LS9 production sites. Prior to joining LS9, Mr. Rood was Senior Vice President of Operations at Martek Biosciences.

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Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

November 16, 2011 |

In California, researchers at Stanford University have discovered that under the right conditions, E. coli can act as a super charged catalytic converter to turn sugars into diesel-type fuels. Though it’s not yet clear how to ensure the right conditions in all cases, the research funded by LS9 discovered that, they’ve found out that when […]

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7 Decision Points in the Race for Scale in advanced biofuels

7 Decision Points in the Race for Scale in advanced biofuels

November 8, 2011 |

ABM 2011 opens for business in San Francisco. On the dais – 30 industry CEOs, policy and trade association leaders. On the docket, 7 issues that will define the Race for Scale. In California, Advanced Biofuels Markets 2011 opens its three-day run this morning, with an update from the USDA, DOE and the US Navy, […]

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LanzaTech, Sapphire Energy, LS9 advance towards commercialization as ABM opens

LanzaTech, Sapphire Energy, LS9 advance towards commercialization as ABM opens

November 8, 2011 |

In California, as CEOs and other advanced biofuels leaders gathered for the opening of Advanced Biofuels Markets in San Francisco, LanzaTech, Sapphire Energy and LS9 announced the achievement of key milestones in  their path to commercialization. LS( made a major step-up towards scale; LanzaTech landed its first commercial customer, and Sapphire Energy closed its key […]

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Man of (someone else's) Steel: Genencor leads a wave of biofuels super-partnering

Man of (someone else's) Steel: Genencor leads a wave of biofuels super-partnering

October 6, 2011 |

Genencor’s GNext initiative ups the partnering ante, as intercompany structures become a must-understand megatrend. What new super-companies will emerge? Earlier this year, Dupont acquired Danisco in a pricey and closely-watched acquisition, which valued Danisco at $6B. Many observers felt that 2011 would be a lost year for Genencor and Dupont as they wen through the […]

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The Third Way: Advanced biofuels as a system of systems

The Third Way: Advanced biofuels as a system of systems

September 27, 2011 |

There’s a new way of understanding advanced industrial biotech – how land, capital and labor are organized, where it is going, and why.  Are we discovering a new way, or something so ancient it feels new all over again? It has been an exciting week in industrial biotech. Elevance filed for its IPO, as it […]

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Transformative Technologies 2011: Elite Eight Preview

Transformative Technologies 2011: Elite Eight Preview

September 4, 2011 |

Voting in the third round (Sweet 16) of the Transformative Technologies 2011 tournament begins Monday, August 29 and will close on Friday, September 2 at 5pm ET. Here are the match-ups, with links to previews of the contests and data on each company’s technologies and progress towards commercialization. Solazyme vs OriginOil Gevo vs Terrabon Joule […]

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LS9 vs Novozymes: Who's the Best?

LS9 vs Novozymes: Who's the Best?

September 4, 2011 |

Background: This is an Elite Eight (quarter-final), International Regional match-up between #2 seed LS9 and #7 seed Novozymes, 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 […]

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Enerkem vs LS9: Who's the Best?

Enerkem vs LS9: Who's the Best?

August 27, 2011 |

Background: This is a Sweet Sixteen (third round), International Regional match-up between #2 seed LS9 and #6 seed Enerkem, 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 […]

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LS9 vs SG Biofuels: Who's the Best?

LS9 vs SG Biofuels: Who's the Best?

August 20, 2011 |

Background: This is a second round, International Regional match-up between #2 seed LS9 and #7 seed SG Biofuels, 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 […]

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