Tag: Solazyme

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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“But I won’t cry for yesterday”: The re-making of the US ethanol industry

“But I won’t cry for yesterday”: The re-making of the US ethanol industry

May 21, 2014 |

The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’. If Aemetis’ latest earnings hadn’t rocked your world quite enough, here are 10 hot strategies being pursued right now to morph the old into new. If you remained glued to the television […]

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A Tale of two Solazymes: SZYM reports for Q1 and the analysts offer cheers, jeers

A Tale of two Solazymes: SZYM reports for Q1 and the analysts offer cheers, jeers

May 6, 2014 |

Rockin’ on at Clinton/Galva, and start-up delays in Moema. Which storyline is for you? It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, depnding on which analyst you follow. With price targets ranging from $4 to $18 — and warnings from one end over delays at Moema, compared to happy celebration of […]

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ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

April 23, 2014 |

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

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