Tag: Solazyme

Thrive, survive, jive or take five: Who is weathering the $50 oil storm in biofuels, and how?

Thrive, survive, jive or take five: Who is weathering the $50 oil storm in biofuels, and how?

May 13, 2015 |

A period of lower-cost oil has, famously, descended on the market, reminding us that business models should always take into account “black swan” economic events such as the battle between OPEC and unconventional oil producers over some 10% of global market share, which has tumbled oil prices some 20% down, with US currency strength causing […]

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Solazyme’s product revenue shoots up 20% in Q1 2015 earnings report

Solazyme’s product revenue shoots up 20% in Q1 2015 earnings report

May 7, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme announced a loss of $34.7 million on sales of $12.6 million compared with a $34.7 million loss on $12.4 million in sales for Q1 2014. Product revenue of $8.8 million was up 20% versus the comparable quarter. Comments from Solazyme “We are executing against our operating plan for 2015 and are pleased […]

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Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

April 26, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme’s oils have been instrumental in creating the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard. Solazyme supplied its innovative algal oil to scientists at UC San Diego, who in turn used these sustainable oils to create an algae-based surfboard. The surfboard was publicly unveiled and presented to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer just before Earth […]

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The Great Algae Robbery

The Great Algae Robbery

February 27, 2015 |

An arbitration ruling details how Roquette seemingly attempted one of the most brazen intellectual property heists in the history of biotechnology, and almost got away with it. Today, the story of a JV gone wrong, a finding of Roquette misconduct, and a big arbitration award to Solazyme – all over a new way to make flour. On […]

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Solazyme: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Solazyme: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

February 8, 2015 |

Solazyme, Inc. is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme’s renewable products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world’s three existing sources – petroleum, plants and animal fats. Initially, Solazyme is focused on commercializing its products into […]

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What’s up with Solazyme? Stock free-falls after Moema ramp-up delayed

What’s up with Solazyme? Stock free-falls after Moema ramp-up delayed

November 6, 2014 |

Revenue and customer numbers are up at Solazyme, 60% YOY growth from Q3 2013 to Q3 2014. But a slowdown in the rollout at Moema capacity leads to a spectacular 58% one-day drop in the stock price. What happened? If you’ve been following the Biofuels Digest Index, you’ll have noticed in recent months that Solazyme has […]

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Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

Industrial biotechnology’s 2014 in pictures: The Year of Steel

October 21, 2014 |

When we think of the past 12 months and the remainder of 2014, we’re going to look back on it as the Year of Steel for the advanced bioeconomy. October 9, 2013: Beta Renewables’ 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens in Crescentino, Italy. At the time, the world’s largest. May 29, 2014: Solazyme’s 100,000 […]

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Amyris, Solazyme win EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

Amyris, Solazyme win EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, the EPA has awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Award to five recipients: Amyris, Professor Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Solazyme, QD Vision, Inc, and the Solberg Company. Amyris received the prize in the small business category, and Solazyme received one of three awards for “greener reaction conditions, designing greener chemicals, and greener […]

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The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

September 8, 2014 |

In Florida, The Digest is reporting voting from the earliest precincts in the Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 ballots. These votes are based entirely to date on subscriber voting. Photo Votes are now being tallied, and the voting by the invited International Board of Selectors will begin later this month. With early precincts […]

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Solazyme and Bunge produce first renewable oils in Brazil

Solazyme and Bunge produce first renewable oils in Brazil

May 29, 2014 |

In California, Solazyme announced that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on full-scale production lines, including the 625,000L fermentation tanks, at the Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil. Both oil and encapsulated lubricant, Encapso™, products have been manufactured; production is continuing and is expected to […]

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