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LS9 Expands Bio-Based Chemicals and Fuel Production

11:36 AM MST | November 7, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

LS9 says it has scaled its technology to 20,000 liters of bio-based chemicals and fuel. The company produces microbes that convert fatty acid intermediates into petroleum replacement products via fermentation of renewable sugars, as well as biodiesel and jet fuel. LS9 also produces a range of biochemicals, including fatty acids, fatty esters, fatty alcohols of different chain lengths and branching, linear and branched alkanes, alpha and internal olefins, and some aldehydes.   From initial production of 1,000 liters at the company's pilot plant at South San...

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