A Solon company has found a way to make crops — and oil wells — more productive. How? Microorganisms. And Locus Fermentation Solutions doesn’t plan to stop with agriculture and energy. The company is doing research in a lot of areas, and it’s already filed for about 150 patents, said Andy Lefkowitz, co-founder, chairman and CEO. He sees potential in areas as varied as skin care and wastewater treatment.
Positive data is confirming there is a unique solution to reduce greenhouse gases that is working today through an unexpected source: agricultural “probiotics”. Rhizolizer®, a line of customizable, non-GMO soil treatments from Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) has proven to be the first microbial tool to successfully improve struggling agricultural productivity while also reducing greenhouse gases and sequestering carbon—making it the first low-cost solution that optimizes grower profits and improves environmental impact.
Locus Bio-Energy Solutions™ (Locus Bio-Energy), the biotech company whose AssurEOR line of biochemical treatments for oil wells has substantially improved production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins, received the New Technology Development of the Year Award in the 2019 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards. The announcement was made at the Northeast region’s finalist gala in Pittsburgh.
After less than five years in business, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), a Northeast Ohio biotech company, has been honored as one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio. Headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of Solon, Locus FS is gaining rapid recognition for its innovative approach of using environmentally-friendly yet highly effective “probiotic”-based solutions to reduce chemical usage in top global industries.