Solazyme

Company Information

Street 1: 
225 Gateway Boulevard
City: 
South San Francisco
State: 
CA
Postal Code: 
94080
Country: 
United States
Phone Number: 
650-780-4777
Year Established: 
2003
Ownership: 
Public
Employment: 
161
Employment Year: 
2013
References in Nano Datasets: 
2

Description: 

Solazyme designs and produces renewable oils and bioproducts from plant-based sugars, such as sugarcane-based sucrose, corn-based dextrose and sugar from other biomass sources including cellulosics. Their oils serve as a replacement, enhancement or supplement to petroleum-, plant- or animal-based oils used today.

Solazyme has developed an industrial biotechnology platform that uses nanoscale genetic engineering to harnesses the oil-producing ability of microalgae. They utilze "indirect photosynthesis" to grow the microalgae in the absence of light using industiral fermentation tanks to convert photosynthetic plant sugars into oil.

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