South San Francisco, Calif. – November 17, 2008 – Highlighting its advanced biofuel production capabilities, Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil production company and leading algal synthetic biology company, will be showcasing the world’s first algal-based renewable diesel, Soladiesel RDTM, at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit in Beverly Hills, CA. The fuel, which is a drop-in replacement for standard petrodiesel (#2 Diesel), has passed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D975 specifications. Both Soladiesel RDTM and Soladiesel BDTM, a FAME biodiesel that meets the (ASTM) D6751 specifications, have been successfully road tested unblended (100%) for thousands of miles in standard unmodified diesel engines.
"We are glad to be a part of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit and applaud him for bringing together U.S. and international leaders to address this critical issue. Moving towards the Copenhagen meeting in December, these opportunities to discuss all solutions to the global climate crisis have become vitally important," said Harrison Dillon, co-founder, president and CTO of Solazyme. "In this search for solutions, Solazyme has taken a 150 million year process of making oil and condensed it to a matter of days to renewably produce oil that can be converted into fuels that not only address these challenges, but have already been proven to be fully-scalable on a commercial level."
The show takes place November 18 – 19, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. For additional information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Solazyme, please contact Beth Starkin at 212-931-6108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solazyme, Inc. is a renewable oil production company and the leader in algal synthetic biology. Solazyme’s unique microbial conversion technology process allows algae to produce oil in standard industrial facilities quickly, efficiently and at large scale. These oils are tailored not only for advanced biofuel production, but also as replacements for fossil petroleum and plant oils in a diverse range of products running from green household cleaning supplies to cosmetics and foods. The company was founded in 2003 and has its headquarters in South San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.solazyme.com.
For more inforamtion contact:
Genet Garamendi, Solazyme Inc., 650-963-5228, email@example.com
Beth Starkin, Peppercom, 212-931-6108, firstname.lastname@example.org