March 5, 2011

Codexis enters detergent alcohols market

This news I actually first heard during Codexis' presentation in a recent Clean Technologies conference hosted by investment and securities firm Jefferies & Co. 

According to Codexis' Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer Robert Lawson, the company hopes to soon begin commercial production of detergent alcohols using sugar as feedstock. Detergent alcohols will be Codexis’ first chemical product target for their planned bio-based chemicals portfolio.
“We have already produced laboratory-scale detergent alcohols today,” said Lawson. “We first plan on using sugar as feedstock and proceed to biomass in the near future.

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