Volume 90 Issue 38 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 17, 2012

LS9 Starts Up Florida Demonstration Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: fatty acids, biobased chemicals, biofuels, LS9
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LS9 makes fatty alcohols at this plant in Florida.
Credit: LS9
A photo of a chemical plant. Several cylindrical towers rise behind a large shed.
 
LS9 makes fatty alcohols at this plant in Florida.
Credit: LS9

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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