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225 Gateway Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080

United States

Phone: 650-780-4777

Fax: 650-989-6700

Solazyme, Inc. makes renewable oils and other bioproducts. The company’s proprietary technology uses microalgae in an industrial fermentation process to transform an improving range of abundant plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. The company’s major commercial focus is on selling oil-based products, including tailored oils and powdered oils, to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients. It has also invested in a consumer-focused business (Solazyme Consumer Products) that commercializes branded products manufactured through its various proprietary processes. Products The company’s primary products are the targeted outputs from its processes and include tailored oils, powdered oils, and other bioproducts. It is commercializing its primary products as either intermediates/ingredients, or, in some cases as branded consumer products, within a division called Solazyme Consumer Products. The company’s main intermediates/ingredients business includes tailored oils, powdered oils, and closely related products, such as powdered protein formulations targeted at customers in the chemicals, fuels, and food markets. Within Solazyme Consumer Products, the company is selling its Algenist and EverDeep lines into the skin and personal care market, and is developing additional products. Intermediates/Ingredients Tailored Oils The company has various oils in various stages of development that could address one or more end markets. Its oleic oils (including high oleic and high stability high oleic) provide sustainable solutions within the food, lubricant, functional fluid, and oleochemical markets. Similarly, the company is commercializing its renewable, sustainable lauric oils within the home and personal care markets for surfactant and oleochemical use. Products derived from its oils also offer drop-in replacements and blendstocks for marine, motor vehicle, and jet fuels, as well as replacements for petrochemicals, oleochemicals, and functional fluids. Industrial Fluids The company’s tailored oils platform enables replacement and improvement of petroleum-, plant-, or animal-derived oils that are used as raw materials for the chemicals industry. In the industrial fluids markets, the company has developed first-of-a-kind oils and has begun to sell those oils to industrial chemical companies that could either use the oils directly as functional fluids (including an additive package) or as intermediates to convert into replacements and improvements for their existing petrochemical and oleochemical products. Within functional fluids, the company’s high oleic oils could replace synthetic petroleum-based lubricants used in machinery and hydraulics without compromising performance. In oleochemical applications, its ability to modify oil profiles allows the company to make oil that is high in myristic acid, a common ingredient used as an emollient within the home and personal care markets. The company is focusing its initial tailored oils for the industrial markets in two target areas: Oleochemicals are chemicals that are derived from plant or animal fats. Oleochemicals appear in the industrial, home, and personal care industries in applications, such as surfactants, detergents, soaps, cosmetics, lubricants, and various others. Triglyceride oils derived from plants and animals are processed through various oleochemical manufacturing steps, including fatty acid splitting, fatty alcohol production, and esterification. The company intends to sell its oils to industry partners that would either incorporate its oils directly, or use them as intermediates/ingredients to replace and/or improve existing products. Functional Fluids span a range of non-fuel industrial applications, such as lubricants, heat transfer fluids, antifreeze, dielectric fluids, defoamers, solvents, and drying agents. Physical properties (viscosity and pour point), chemical properties (oxidation and reactivity), and environmental impact (biodegradability) of the oils tend to be the principal drivers of value in the functional fluid segment. Fuels Within the fuels market, the company’s renewable oils

 

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