Corbion approved as highest bidder for TerraVia

Following an auction process, TerraVia Holdings and its affiliated debtors have determined that Corbion had submitted the best bid for substantially all of the assets of TerraVia, a food and specialty ingredients company centered on ingredients derived from microalgae. On September 15, 2017… [Read the full story]

TerraVia plans sale to Corbion

TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in developing algal-based consumer products, has entered into a “stalking horse” stock and asset purchase agreement with Corbion N.V., a Netherlands-based global leader in food ingredients and biobased technologies, to acquire substantially all of TerraVia’s… [Read the full story]

Algae growing as a protein source

Jessie Rack reports for NPR that demand for plant protein of all types is growing in concert with the growing interest in the U.S. to reduce meat consumption. People, from vegans to flexitarians to Meatless Monday dabblers, are substituting vegetables for meat. “(Product) developers realize we need…

Algae becomes a favorite cosmetic ingredient

Jenny Muslin writes in makeitbetter.net about how, in the wake of trendy beauty product ingredients like argan oil and coconut oil, algae has joined the fray as a go-to additive that is extremely hydrating, softens and brightens skin, fights inflammation, and has loads of minerals, antioxidants…

A look at the algae-based food landscape 2015

Nutritionaloutlook.com this month gives a well-rounded survey of how algae’s uses in food, beverage, and supplements keep expanding. Here is an excerpt: Thanks to the 2010 Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals joint venture between Roquette (Lestrem, France) and Solazyme Food Ingredients…

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 3

2014 was a year of change, a year of innovation, a year of growth. Here are some of the most encouraging developments. Most anticipated research results: The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) final report – it’s big and covers a lot of territory. Most interesting related technology… [Read the full story]

Did Solazyme just patent an algal treatment for diabetes?

Inform Smartbrief reports that Solazyme has been issued US Patent #8,747,834 describing the use of algal biomass as a treatment for impaired glucose metabolism. Solazyme’s natural strain of algae…

Solazyme and Roquette dissolving joint venture

Solazyme, Inc. and Roquette Frères, S.A. have announced their intentions to dissolve their joint venture, Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals, LLC, in accordance with their Joint Venture and Operating Agreement…

Algae becoming influential in the cosmetics world

While algae derivatives have been a growing component in cosmetics and skin treatments for years, they have mainly been a low key contributor, unheralded until Solazyme began promoting…

Algae 101: Part 43

Empty calories, while ubiquitous today, are so yesterday. Who would choose to eat foods with empty calories when they could discover foods with 100 to 300% more nutrients per bite? Algae-based foods can provide “nutralence” – high nutrient density…

The Politics of Algae, continued…

Two articles out this week deftly explore the dilemma the algae, and for that matter the entire biofuels, industry finds itself – in the wake of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) recently passing the 2013…

Solazyme Fuels First U.S. Commercial Passenger Flight

Solazyme, Inc. has announced that United Airlines flew the world’s first commercial aviation flight on a microbially-derived biofuel using Solajet™, Solazyme’s algae-derived renewable jet fuel…

AIM Interview: C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk—Page 2

What from your background in gas and oil applies directly to what’s going on right now at Sapphire? C.J.: Oh boy! I draw from it everyday—from project management and engineering construction…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s C.J. Warner and Tim Zenk

If it seems like there hasn’t been a lot of news lately coming from the algae industry’s largest algae-to-fuel gamble, Sapphire Energy, well, we’re happy to report that it’s not about trouble in paradise…

Algae Business: Hydrotreating Algae for Jet Fuel

Way back on June 20, John Daly of OilPrice.com wrote an insightful overview of why so many players in the multi-sector air industry—airlines, airplane producers, national airlines, and militaries…

Solazyme Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company in U.S.

In case you missed the September issue of Inc. Magazine, Solazyme was named America’s Fastest Growing Manufacturing Company, with a three-year growth of 20,424%, and 2010 revenue of $38 million…

Solazyme Has a Good First Day on the NASDAQ

Solazyme’s long awaited debut on the NASDAQ May 27 proved worth the wait for the South San Francisco-based heterotrophic algae pioneers. After pricing shares to open at $18…

Solazyme, Sephora and QVC Team for Launch of Algenist™ Products

News at Solazyme is happening so fast it’s hard to keep important items from slipping through the cracks. On the heels of their announced $100 million IPO…

Solazyme Files for IPO

Solazyme, Inc., has announced that the company has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering. Morgan Stanley…

A.I.M. Interview: Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell

Their films are kinder and gentler than, say, a Michael Moore-type assault on big beaurocracy’s shell games and bumbling ineptitude. Yet, biofueled filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell…

Solazyme Raises >$50 Million in Series D Financing Round

Solazyme, Inc., the South San Francisco-based renewable oil and bioproducts company and leader in algal biotechnology, has announced that it has raised $52 million in its Series D financing round…

Solazyme Delivers 100% Algal-Derived Renewable Jet Fuel to U.S. Navy

Solazyme, Inc. has announced the delivery of 1,500 gallons of 100% algae-based jet fuel for the U.S. Navy’s testing and certification program. The U.S. Navy has previously announced the objective…

AIM Interview: Solazyme’s Harrison Dillon

Seven years ago two former college roommates set up shop in a Palo Alto garage, with the mission of becoming the first company to develop commercial algae-based fuel. They built their business…