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Solazyme to file S-1 doc, getting ready for IPO !! ? Posted by Shankar on Fri February 11 2011 11:52:06 PM 7

I have said repeatedly a few months ago, when Solazyme signed up strategic and financial partnership with the Japanese food giant and Uniliver, that it appears that Solazyme is heading for an IPO.
That was what - some 4/5 months ago.
Not bad. I may have misread the market regarding Algae.Tec of Australia. 
But I am bang on in Solazyme. The rumour has it that they are going to file the S-1 doc next month.
Look and refer all the blogs wherein we have discussed Solazymes technology, partnerships, costs of algae oil they supplied to the Navy and the reasons, etc are all here. You dont need to go anywhereelse.
Mark my words, that if finally Solazyme comes out with an IPO, it will be the best ever in all biofuels. 
Vinod Khosla will realise that he too can be wrong.
Existing investors support Solazyme for further fund raising ...10 Aug 2010 ... Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil production company and leader in algal biotechnology, announced that it has raised $52 million in its Series ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/manohar/blogs/502
Sanfrancisco Solazyme and Lestrem, France, Roquette tie up ...10 Nov 2010 ... Solazyme has been in news for its sale of algae oil to the US Navy and its order that it got from Department of Defence. Not just that. ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/Shankar/blogs/925
Solazyme CEO clarifies on Price !! - Oilgae Club11 Oct 2010 ... Arden blogs Solazyme CEO clarifies on Pric... You are here ... Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson, writes to Robert Rapier of Rsquared. ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/Arden/blogs/836
Solazyme Research in Algae Oil - Oilgae Club29 Oct 2010 ... Aathmika blogs Solazyme Research in Algae Oil You are here ... Solazyme founded in 2003 has a unique technology that allows algae to produce ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/aathmika/blogs/827
The story behind 1500 gallons of Solazyme's jet fuel to the U.S. ...11 Aug 2010 ... Solazyme,a San Francisco-based algae company claimed that they provided about 1500 gallons of algae-based jet fuel , infact 100 percent ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/sumukhi/blogs/507
$52 million for algae fuel development- Solazyme - Oilgae Club10 Aug 2010 ... Solazyme, a company based out of California have been working on a unique method of making algae fuels by using cheap sugars to grow algae ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/sumukhi/blogs/500

Blogs under tag Solazyme8 Sep 2010 ... Many of you may even remember that the Japanese food giant called San-ei Gen has participated in the recent $ 54 m Vc funding to Solazyme as ...www.oilgae.com/club/users/Shankar/blogs/tags/solazyme

Actually there are many many more blogs on Solazyme for one to do adequate research on Solazyme  here in this site.

Uniliver to invest in algae !! Posted by Shankar on Wed September 08 2010 12:09:24 PM 15

As food and consumer-goods companies face problems obtaining the key ingredient palm oil without damaging the environment, Unilever is betting on a promising low-life alternative: algae. 

London-based Unilever, which relies on palm oil to make Dove soap, Vaseline lotion and Magnum ice cream, is set to announce Wednesday that it has made a multimillion-dollar investment in Solazyme Inc., a South San Francisco, Calif., company that harvests algal oil, a liquid that can replace palm oil in foods, soaps and lotions and serve as biodiesel fuel to power airplanes.

In case you have forgotten about the agreement Uniliver signed up with Solazyme recently pl read
Many of you may even remember that the Japanese food giant called San-ei Gen has participated in the recent $ 54 m Vc funding to Solazyme as a strategic partner.

Unilever's investment comes as big food companies are under pressure from environmentalists ...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703720004575477531661393258.html

How Solazyme was formed !! Posted by Shankar on Thu July 29 2010 07:34:25 AM 2

Two teenagers arrived at Emory University in Atlanta as freshmen in 1989, and within days, they hit upon a ?delusional? idea: starting a biotech company. Two decades later, it?s become a lot less delusional, as Jonathan Wolfson and Harrison Dillon have built South San Francisco-based Solazyme into one of the nation?s leading contenders in the race to create renewable biofuels.

?The first day I met him, we?re sitting in a dorm room, I asked him what he wanted to do,? says Wolfson, Solazyme?s CEO. ?He said, ?I want to be a geneticist.? I said, ?I actually just wanted to know what you want to do tonight,??maybe we?d go get some beers, find some impressionable women. I guess the die was cast right then.?

The two struck up an enduring friendship, then went their separate ways on career paths in business and science. They reunited in 2003 to start Solazyme, with what was then a truly outlandish-sounding vision of using fast-dividing, super-efficient algae to produce renewable fuels.

Seven years later, they have developed a process that can convert cellulosic biomass like sugarcane, with the help of algae as a middleman, into renewable fuels like diesel and jet fuel.

Wolfson and Dillon have turned their once-delusional vision into an organization with 90 full-time employees that has active partnerships with big oil and consumer product players like Chevron and Unilever.

It has signed a couple of contracts to supply renewable diesel to the biggest customer on the planet?the U.S. Department of Defense.
more here


Oil from Algae at $ 80 a barrel !!! Posted by Shankar on Sun June 13 2010 02:35:34 PM 1

"We've produced tens of thousands of gallons, and by the end of 2010, I hope I can say we've produced hundreds of thousands," Wolfson, 39, says. "In the next two years, we should get the cost down to the $60-to-$80-a-barrel range."

Harrison Dillon, chief technology officer of startup Solazyme Inc., says.

At that price, algae fuel would compete with $80-a-barrel oil.

Wanna read more ! http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100613/BUSINESS/6130325/1003/Investors-bet-on-algae-as-green-diesel-alternative