Press Releases

May 19, 2015
BIO Announces Solazyme CEO Jonathan S. Wolfson to Receive the 2015 BIO George Washington Carver Award

Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2015) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) named Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM) CEO and co-founder Jonathan S. Wolfson as the recipient of its 2015 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. George Washington Carver was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing […]


May 6, 2015
Solazyme Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

South San Francisco, CA – May 6, 2015 – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. “We are executing against our operating plan for 2015 and are pleased with the progress we are seeing across the company and in our manufacturing […]


April 14, 2015
Flotek Industries and Solazyme Announce Strategic Agreements to Develop and Market Advanced Drilling Fluid Technologies and Expand Marketing of Encapso™ in the Middle East

HOUSTON and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE:FTK) (“Flotek”) and Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM) (“Solazyme”) today announced the companies and certain subsidiaries have entered into agreements to globally commercialize Flocapso™, an innovative, advanced drilling fluid additive. In addition, Flotek will market Solazyme’s Encapso™ lubricant – the first commercially […]


February 26, 2015
Solazyme Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Continued progress at Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.– Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. “Although 2014 was a challenging year, we made great strides against our commercialization and production goals, including launching Encapso™ […]


February 24, 2015
SOLAZYME RECEIVES FDA GRAS NO QUESTIONS LETTER FOR HIGH OLEIC ALGAE OIL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 — Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and ingredients company, is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favorable response to Solazyme’s notification which concludes that high-oleic algae oil is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food products […]


January 15, 2015
Solazyme Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for New Vegan Protein Source, Whole Algal Protein

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 15, 2014 — Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and ingredients company, is pleased to announce that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a favorable response to Solazyme’s notification concluding that Whole Algal Protein is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food and beverage […]


November 5, 2014
Solazyme Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

South San Francisco, CA – November 5, 2014 – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. “Solazyme made continued progress in manufacturing and commercial activity in the third quarter,” said Jonathan Wolfson, CEO of Solazyme.  “Our Clinton/Galva and Peoria facilities are […]


November 5, 2014
Solazyme Launches Partnership with Versalis to Commercialize Encapso™

First commercially-available high-performance and biodegradable encapsulated drilling lubricant South San Francisco, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2014 – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, and Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, today announced a partnership to expand the commercial use of Encapso™ – […]


October 16, 2014
Solazyme Wins 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Microalgae-based Renewable Oil Technology Platform to Produce Sustainable Oils and Ingredients Takes Top Honor in Green Chemistry  Washington, DC. – Oct. 16, 2014 – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products from […]


October 9, 2014
Solazyme Announces Appointment of Former DuPont CFO Gary Pfeiffer to the Board of Directors

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Thursday, October 9, 2014 – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM) today announced that former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) CFO Gary Pfeiffer has joined the Solazyme Board of Directors. Mr. Pfeiffer has also joined Solazyme’s Audit Committee. Current Board member and Audit Committee Chair Ann Mather has informed […]