Solazyme

Transforms plant sugars, such as sugarcane-based sucrose and corn-based dextrose, into renewable oils for use in food, fuel, skincare products, and chemicals for manufacturing. Its technique is to grow proprietary microalgae in fermentation tanks in a process it calls "indirect photosynthesis." Solazyme filed for a proposed IPO on March 11, 2011.

2011 Inc. 5000 Rank:
# 2
Leadership:
Jonathan Wolfson
2010 Revenue:
$ 38 Million
3-Year Growth:
20,424%
Industry:
Manufacturing
Location:
South San FranciscoCA 
Founded:
2003
Employees:
104

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Website:
solazyme.com