Tag: Solazyme

Solazyme and Bunge produce first renewable oils in Brazil

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 […]

May 29, 2014 More

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

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 […]

May 21, 2014 More

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

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 […]

May 6, 2014 More

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

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 […]

April 23, 2014 More

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

April 14, 2014 More

Solazyme launches drilling fluid product, Encapso, and embarks on $150M debt/equity raise

Enters oil & gas drilling market with world’s first encapsulated lubricant. Solazyme: “Targeted delivery technology provides improved performance and sustainability.” In California, Solazyme announced its entry into the oil and gas drilling fluids additive market. Building upon its proprietary platform of high performance, sustainable Tailored oils, Solazyme has introduced Encapso, the world’s first encapsulated biodegradable […]

March 26, 2014 More

Solazyme and the Year of Living Dangerously

So, Solazyme steps up to slay the scale-up dragon. Will the company stay on its scale-up schedule, at the final step where Amyris, Gevo and KiOR ran into crushing delays? In California, Solazyme announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. The Results Q4 Revenue (vs Q4 2012): $11.3M (+34%) […]

March 3, 2014 More

Cowen predicts Solazyme stock to rise as Moema comes online

In New York, Cowen has predicted that Solazyme stock may be headed upwards, as Moema’s confirmation of production, expected to come later this quarter from Brazil, will be an important trigger for their stock. Moema represents an opportunity for a successful startup with strong operations metrics. Once the source is proven to be reliable, Cowen […]

February 24, 2014 More

Solazyme: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: 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 […]

February 17, 2014 More

Solazyme jumps 12% after Iowa projects come online

In California, Solazyme jumped 12% after two commercial operations in Iowa came online last Friday. The plants, one owned by Archer Daniel Midland and the other by American Natural Products, will be producing tailored oils including lubricants and personal-care oils using Solazyme’s technology. The plants are expected to scale up to 20,000 metric tons within […]

February 3, 2014 More