Tag: LS9

LS9 vs Lignol: Who's the Best?

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 […]

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The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

July 29, 2011 |

Codexis unlocks the bagasse-to-chemicals path, and lays down the gauntlet, in entering the $6B market for sustainable detergent alcohols. In California, Codexis and Chemtex announced a broad collaboration to develop and produce the first sustainable detergent alcohols, made from cellulosic biomass instead of from sugar, with product beginning to come online in The collaboration will […]

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Chevron, LS9 re-up partnership for clean, green fuels & chemicals

Chevron, LS9 re-up partnership for clean, green fuels & chemicals

July 12, 2011 |

In California, LS9 announced it will carry out a second phase of research with Chevron Technology Ventures. This program is directed at further improving LS9’s platform technology to produce specific pure hydrocarbon products. This second phase follows Chevron’s initial testing and evaluation of LS9’s technology solution. The terms of the funding program were not disclosed.

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LS9 mulls 200 million gallon biofuels plant in Brazil

LS9 mulls 200 million gallon biofuels plant in Brazil

July 11, 2011 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg is reporting that LS9 is planning a renewable diesel and chemicals facility with up to 200 million gallons in capacity, using sugar cane as a feedstock. CEO Ed Dineen told Bloomberg that another option under consideration is a chemicals-only 75 million gallon plant. Location and timing of the project was not disclosed, […]

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LS9, MAN to test ultra-clean diesel for Brazilian fleets

LS9, MAN to test ultra-clean diesel for Brazilian fleets

July 8, 2011 |

In California, LS9 announced a collaboration with MAN Latin America in Brazil, to test LS9’s renewable diesel in both stationary engines and operational fleet vehicles in Brazil. The project will include performance, emissions, fuel consumption and engine durability testing, as well as field testing of LS9’s biofuel in Volkswagen trucks and buses. Roberto Cortes, president […]

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LS9 opens Brazil office

LS9 opens Brazil office

July 5, 2011 |

In Brazil, LS9 announced the opening of LS9 Brasil Biotecnologia in Sao Paulo. The new office will be led by Lucila de Avila as Managing Director for all LS9 business activities in Brazil and South America and Michael Rinelli, Director, responsible for Business Development and Government Relations. “The opening of this office is another milestone […]

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Genomatica surges to #1 in Hottest 30 companies in Renewable Chemicals voting

Genomatica surges to #1 in Hottest 30 companies in Renewable Chemicals voting

July 4, 2011 |

Genomatica surged into first place in the 30 Hottest Companies in Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials, as voting returns began to filter in from the international panel of invited selectors. Gevo moved into second place, and Solazyme dropped back to third. Meanwhile, strategic investor Waste Management surged into 4th place, while Amyris slipped back into fifth […]

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The Biofuels Technology Square Dance

The Biofuels Technology Square Dance

[ 6 ] April 18, 2011 |

The race for biofuels parity and scale shapes up as a square dance involving four technologies, with some hybrids in the middle, and a dance with a lass named Sara. There’s Codexis, Amyris, Gevo, and now Solazyme and KiOR on the way. The rush to public markets for capital to scale up biofuels technologies is […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem

On the Move in Biofuels: ZeaChem

[ 0 ] March 17, 2011 |

In Colorado, ZeaChem added energy industry executive Bob Walsh to the leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer. Walsh will lead the company’s drive to commercialize a robust portfolio of biobased fuels and chemicals from cellulosic feedstocks.  Most recently, Walsh was CEO of Aurora Algae and prior to that he served as president and director of […]

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Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a ray of sunshine in a gloomy season

Pulp Non-Fiction: Biofuels a ray of sunshine in a gloomy season

[ 0 ] February 18, 2011 |

As the pulp and paper industry reels from the internet’s impact, biofuels and renewable chemicals are offering value-adds, waste remediation, and new markets In Florida, the affable Rod Young, perhaps the most pre-eminent analyst and forecaster in the pulp & paper industry (and chief economic adviser for RISI, and a pretty good vintner to boot) […]

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