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LS9 Starts Up Florida Demonstration Plant

by Melody M. Bomgardner
September 17, 2012 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 90, ISSUE 38

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Credit: LS9
LS9 makes fatty alcohols at this plant in Florida.
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Credit: LS9
LS9 makes fatty alcohols at this plant in Florida.

Biobased chemicals and fuels firm LS9 has begun producing fatty alcohols from sugar at its first scale-up plant, in Okeechobee, Fla. The facility will be used to generate large commercial samples for testing and qualification by partners and prospective customers. The long-carbon-chain alcohols are used in surfactants for detergents and other applications. LS9 also plans to demonstrate its ability to produce diesel fuel and esters at the plant.

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