Tag: Solazyme

The Scythe Swings at Solazyme: 50+ laid off, following expansion of Solazyme Bunge JV

The Scythe Swings at Solazyme: 50+ laid off, following expansion of Solazyme Bunge JV

February 1, 2016 |

In California, Solazyme reports: “As part of Solazyme, Inc.’s continuing strategy to focus its operations on targeted, higher-value product categories, on January 29, 2016, Solazyme undertook another step in streamlining operations. This step included a reduction in headcount that is expected to reduce the number of employees by more than 20% when completed, and is concentrated […]

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Solazyme chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

Solazyme chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

December 27, 2015 |

After the bizarre attempted heist detailed in The Great Algae Robbery, Roquette tries the US courts but comes up short, in its quest to get a hold of Solazyme’s algae tech. On a slow news day just before Christmas, those of us on the industrial biotechnology beat have no need to stop by the firehouse to […]

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Solazyme expanding: The Digest’s updated 2015 8-Slide Guide

Solazyme expanding: The Digest’s updated 2015 8-Slide Guide

November 1, 2015 |

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 three target markets: (1) fuels and chemicals, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care.  In their Q3 investor update, […]

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Solazyme misses on Q3 revenues, expands JV with Bunge, adds new project with Unilever, drops Clinton, Galva production

Solazyme misses on Q3 revenues, expands JV with Bunge, adds new project with Unilever, drops Clinton, Galva production

November 1, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme reported Q3 revenue of $11.4M compared with $17.6M for Q3 2014.The year over year decline in revenues was due to expected decreases in funded program revenue and slower than anticipated adoption rates for Encapso lubricant, the company said. On a sequential quarter basis, revenues were roughly unchanged due to improved Algenist performance, […]

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Amyris and Solazyme at risk of taint from Volkswagen NOx scandal, says website; Solazyme says “Heck no!”

Amyris and Solazyme at risk of taint from Volkswagen NOx scandal, says website; Solazyme says “Heck no!”

September 29, 2015 |

In California, TheTruthAboutCars reported that Amyris and Solazyme risk being painted with the same tainted brush as Volkswagen due to the fact that both companies collaborated with the company to test emissions of their fuels. It has been alleged that the companies should have known roughly what their emissions would have been and therefore knew that […]

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Transformative algae products at scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Solazyme

Transformative algae products at scale: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Solazyme

September 13, 2015 |

Solazyme 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 three […]

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Looking at Solazyme, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials: free “Emerging Bioeconomy” event

Looking at Solazyme, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials: free “Emerging Bioeconomy” event

August 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the “The Emerging Bioeconomy – a Case Study” will be held at a luncheon at the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center on K Street in Washington, DC. There will be a Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials from chairperson Barbara Bramble, and “Case Study:  Considering the benefits and impacts of microalgae” focusing on the […]

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Solazyme trims revenues, losses, adds BASF, UPS as customers in Q2 2015 report: what does it mean?

Solazyme trims revenues, losses, adds BASF, UPS as customers in Q2 2015 report: what does it mean?

August 2, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme reported Q2 revenues of $11.7M compared with $15.9M in Q22014. GAAP net loss was $37.2 million for Q2 2015, compared to net loss of $42.9M in the prior year period. The company said that “year over year decline in revenues was due to expected decreases in funded program revenue as well as […]

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Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

July 29, 2015 |

In California, BASF and Solazyme have launched of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Generally speaking, surfactants, which are the “lifting agents,” if you will, that power the work of detergents and shampoos, are made from C12 to C14 medium […]

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Solazyme Bunge JV completes critical Power, steam upgrade: “key inflection point” says analyst

Solazyme Bunge JV completes critical Power, steam upgrade: “key inflection point” says analyst

July 3, 2015 |

In Brazil, Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils has successfully completed two key power and steam redundancy improvement projects including the construction and activation of an electrical grid tie-in, and the tie-in and activation of a second steam boiler. These projects were completed within the previously provided timeline and are now operational. Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen & […]

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