Locus FS expands fermentation facilities
Added on 21 July 2023
Locus FS, under the leadership of Chairman and CEO Andrew Lefkowitz, recognizes the increasing demand for sustainable biological innovations and carbon-neutral biomanufacturing. The company is committed to leading the charge in developing solutions that aid its partners in achieving their decarbonization and profitability objectives.
By expanding its operational footprint, Locus FS solidifies its role as a leading supplier of biological alternatives that outperform traditional chemicals and contribute to the decarbonization of vital global sectors such as agriculture, oil and gas, mining, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and industrial applications.
The expanded production capacity allows Locus FS to cater to the needs of its esteemed distribution partners, including Dow. Both biomanufacturing campuses feature low-carbon technologies that not only reduce environmental impact but also offer substantial cost and energy savings.
Scott Weber, Vice President of Production at Locus FS, highlights the efficiency of the company’s patented fermentation process. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods that can take years to scale up production, Locus FS can meet growing demand within just nine months. Although this expansion represents phase one of their plans, the new facilities have the potential capacity to produce an annual output of 2.5 million kilograms of biosurfactants in the future.
The recent Executive Order on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation issued by the Biden administration underscores the need for increased domestic biological production. Locus FS stands as a solution to strengthen national biomanufacturing capacity, effectively addressing the demand for expanded capabilities.
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