Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), the fast-growing green tech startup in Northeast Ohio, has been selected as a 2020 Evolution of Manufacturing Award winner for developing first-of-its-kind production technology that makes the cost-effective replacement of chemicals a global reality.
Locus Fermentation Solutions of Solon, a firm dedicated to providing environmentally sensitive biotechnological products for agriculture and the oil and gas industries, has embarked on development of a product to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.
Locus is a great example of a company that makes sustainable production easier for farmers. Locus is about optimizing profitability and improving sustainability. Optimizing profitability is accomplished since their products enrich the soil and root microbiome, resulting in improved vigor, and increased yields. Improving sustainability is accomplished through their products, substantially reducing carbon footprints by increasing soil carbon utilization and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
Andrew Lefkowitz, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Solon-based Locus Fermentation Solutions, was given one of eight Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of Year awards for the East Central region on June 17.
Neat green rows of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables rise in a small corner of Rainbow Farms. Some may see the makings of a great salad here. Others see the makings of a better world, a response to the problems of greenhouse gases and global warming. This half-acre plot is a field trial for Rhizolizer, a combination of fermented microbes of fungus and bacteria that has been added to the soil.