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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Solazyme: They Might Be Giants

Biofuels Journal
November 17, 2010 Jim Lane

Two guys from the Bay Area come up with an idea to produce renewable fuel from algae in open ponds.

It’s a common tale, and in the renewable fuels business it is too often a story with an unhappy ending. But it happens to be the beginning of Solazyme’s story too – one that is quietly acquiring the shape, if not quite yet the dimensions, of a Bill Hewlett and David Packard story. But is there more than a casual connection between the Hewlett-Packard story and Solazyme, founded in 2003 by Jonathan Wolfson and Harrison Dillon?

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