Farm Waste Biofuels Plant LS9 Starts Production
by Paul Brinkman (South Florida Business Journal) Officials at LS9, a new biofuel plant in Okeechobee, said Monday it completed its first production run of fatty alcohols, which are used in detergents.
The San Francisco-based company unveiled the Okeechobee facility this spring, after converting a fermentation plant with $4.5 million from the Florida Opportunity Fund. Big Sugar companies like Florida Crystals and U.S. Sugar attended a plant opening ceremony.
…Initially, the Florida facility will generate large commercial samples for testing and product qualification.
…The plant is unique because its one of the first biodiesel production facilities in Florida. It uses E.coli bacteria instead of the more traditional yeast organisms in the fermentation process. READ MORE and MORE (Biofuels Digest) and MORE (LS9)