SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Mar 16, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- LS9, Inc., a technology leader in the development of renewable and sustainable products, today announced the Company was chosen by an independent panel of judges as the winner of the Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award presented at the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition 2012 taking place March 13-15, 2012 at the Beurs-World Trade Center, in the Rotterdam, Netherlands ( www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com ).
"It is a privilege to accept the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Technology Award recognizing LS9's technology platform," said Ed Dineen, President and CEO of LS9. "It is a reflection of the significant efforts of our team as we remain dedicated to the commercialization of LS9's technology for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals."
The award was granted as part of the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards which are designed to recognize the tremendous innovation that is taking place in the development of truly sustainable and renewable fuels and chemicals. The award recognizes LS9's simple, efficient, flexible, cost effective industrial biotechnology platform allowing the conversion of diverse, renewable feedstocks to drop-in fuels.
"We had thousands of nominations from around the world and across the entire biofuels value chain," said Claire Poole, Event Director, Green Power Conferences, organizer of the awards and conference. "The winning companies demonstrated a layer of achievement and promise above their peers that bodes well for themselves as well as the industry."
About the Sustainable Biofuels Awards
The 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards were judged by an elite panel of independent industry experts including Suzanne Hunt, Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room; Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePURE; Plinio Nastari, President, Datagro; Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest; Dr. Geng Anli, President, BioEnergy Society of Singapore; and, Lola Uña Cárdenas, Chief Representative in the EU, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. More information on the Sustainable Biofuels Awards can be found at www.sustainablebiofuelsawards.com .
About LS9, Inc.
LS9, Inc. is a technology leader in the commercial development of a growing portfolio of sustainable products to meet the needs of fuel and chemical markets worldwide. Its unique technology platform enables low costs, feedstock flexibility and process simplicity across a diversity of fermentation-derived products ranging from vehicle-ready fuels to chemicals for lubricants, detergents and personal care products. In June 2010, LS9 was awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highest environmental honor for its revolutionary technology. The company was founded in 2005 and is supported by funding from Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Chevron Technology Ventures and BlackRock. LS9 is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, and further information can be found at www.ls9.com .
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