Solazyme Produces First Algal-Based Renewable Diesel to Pass American Society for Testing and Materials D-975 Specifications

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--()--Solazyme announced today that SoladieselRDTM, a microalgae-derived renewable diesel, has passed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D-975 specifications. SoladieselRDTM is the first algal-based renewable diesel to meet these standards.

In a 100% blend, SoladieselRDTM has been road tested in a factory standard 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. The fuels chemical composition is identical to that of standard petroleum based diesel, and SoladieselRDTM is fully compatible with the existing transportation fuel infrastructure. Having fewer particulate emissions, SoladieselRDTM also has a more desirable environmental footprint than standard petro-diesel. In addition, it meets the new ASTM ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) standards.

This now marks the production of our second fuel that meets current U.S. fuel specifications and is an important validation of our proprietary process using microalgae to produce renewable fuels, said Jonathan Wolfson, chief executive officer of Solazyme. Solazymes leadership in the green fuels space will continue to grow as we now execute on our strategy for commercial launch.

The only advanced biofuels company producing at scale, Solazyme implements a unique microbial fermentation process that allows algae to produce oil in massive vessels quickly, efficiently and without sunlight. The process can utilize many forms of non-food feedstocks, including waste glycerol and many cellulosic materials including wood chips, corn stover and switchgrass. The resulting oils can be leveraged across a wide variety of industries and applications, including fuels, edible oils and chemicals and are completely biodegradable, nontoxic and safe.

About Solazyme:

Solazyme, Inc. is a synthetic biology company unleashing the power of aquatic microbes to create clean and scalable solutions for biofuel, industrial chemical, and health & wellness markets. 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.

Contacts

Peppercom
Beth Starkin, 212-931-6108
bstarkin@peppercom.com
or
Solazyme, Inc.
Genet Garamendi, 650-963-5228
ggaramendi@solazyme.com

Contacts

Peppercom
Beth Starkin, 212-931-6108
bstarkin@peppercom.com
or
Solazyme, Inc.
Genet Garamendi, 650-963-5228
ggaramendi@solazyme.com