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LS9: Florida Biorefinery Startup Successful

8:25 AM MDT | September 10, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

LS9 (San Francisco) says the first fatty-alchohol production runs at its Okeechobee, FL, demonstration biorefinery were successful. "We are very pleased that our very first run at 135,000-liter scale went so well. It is a direct reflection of the strength of our technology team in south San Francisco and our operations team in Okeechobee," says Ed Dineen, president and CEO of LS9. "We plan to perform additional fatty-alcohol runs to demonstrate the robustness of our technology platform, and then switch to diesel fuel and ester chemical production...

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