Update as of January 2014: Renewable Energy Group (REG) acquired LS9 for $61.5 million in cash and stock
Engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) to produce C8 to C22 customized chemicals such as alcohols, esters, ketones, olefins and alkanes from C5 and C6 sugars - more than 100 chemical...
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Offers an alternative way of producing chemicals through fermentation that it claims is more sustainable
Differentiates through its capability to design the fermentation processes for scale‑up while steadily bringing down the cost
Its first commercial product is 1,4‑butanediol (BDO), which it...
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Develops routes to high‑value‑added chemical products from renewable raw materials using a combination of fermentation and catalytic processes
Currently has four main bioproducts in its portfolio including acetoin, 2,3‑butanediol (2,3‑BDO), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), and 1,3‑butadiene (1,3‑BD...
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Uses genetically modified Escherichia coli to produce bioisobutene at a premium in gaseous form; can be used unmodified as an additive in gaseous fuel bottles or converted into isooctane, isododecane, butyl rubber, polyisobutene, methacrylic acid, or ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE)
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