Solazyme Inc. is a publicly held biotechnology company in the United States. Solazyme uses proprietary technology to transform a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. Their renewable products are designed to replace or enhance oils derived from petroleum, plants and animal fats. Wikipedia.
Solazyme | Date: 2014-10-29
This invention relates to a ring opening method. The method includes reacting an epoxidized fatty acid ester with an alcohol to open an epoxy ring of the ester. A salt of tetrafluoroboric acid is used as a catalyst in the reaction. In another embodiment, the invention relates to a method of producing a polyurethane. An epoxidized fatty acid ester is reacted with an alcohol to open an epoxy ring of the ester, thereby to produce a polyol. A salt of tetrafluoroboric acid is used as a catalyst in the reaction. The polyol is then reacted with an isocyanate to produce a polyurethane. In a further embodiment, the polyol is used to produce a product selected from polyurethanes, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and lubricants.
Solazyme | Date: 2016-11-07
Algal flour and algal biomass are disclosed. Food compositions comprising algal biomass or algal flour with a high lipid content are disclosed.
Solazyme | Date: 2016-03-05
The invention features plant acyl-ACP thioesterase genes of the FatB class and proteins encoded by these genes. The genes are useful for constructing recombinant host cells having altered fatty acid profiles. Oleaginous microalga host cells with the new genes or previously identified FatB genes are disclosed. The microalgae cells produce triglycerides with useful fatty acid profiles.
Solazyme | Date: 2015-03-27
Provided are compositions containing alkyl esters derived from triglyceride oils produced from genetically engineered microalgae. Specific embodiments relate to esters derived from oils with high C10-C12 fatty acid profile. Compositions comprising the esters include cleaning products, completion fluids, work-over fluids, drilling fluids, metal working fluids, lubricants, paints, and inks.
Solazyme | Date: 2015-07-24
The present invention relates to variant thioesterases and their use in plants, e.g., to increase enzymatic activity and to promote increased production of mid-chain length fatty acids (e.g., 8 to 14 carbons) and at desired ratios. Further disclosed herein are methods of manufacturing renewable chemicals through the manufacture of novel triglyceride oils followed by chemical modification of the oils. Oils containing fatty acid chain lengths of C8, C10, C12 or C14 are also disclosed and are useful as feedstocks in the methods described herein.
Solazyme | Date: 2015-06-26
Methods of making high-protein food products and low-pH food products produced by such methods are disclosed.
Solazyme | Date: 2016-02-12
Provided are drilling fluids having delay-released lubrication, the drilling fluids comprising a drilling mud and an oleaginous microbial cell, methods of using and making such drilling fluids, and drilling rigs comprising such drilling fluids. Also provided are lubricants comprising an oleaginous microbial cell. Uses for the lubricants include metal working and extreme pressure applications.
Solazyme | Date: 2015-12-17
Microalgal derived cleaners and surfactants, methods for their preparation, and compositions comprising the surfactants are provided.
Solazyme | Date: 2015-11-03
The invention provides cosmetic compositions comprising microalgal biomass, whole microalgal cells, and/or microalgal oil in combination with one or more other cosmetic ingredients, and methods of making such compositions. In preferred embodiments, the microalgal components of the cosmetic compositions are derived from microalgal cultures grown heterotrophically and which comprise at least 10% oil by dry weight.
Solazyme | Date: 2016-03-24
Provided are microalgal compositions and methods for their use. The microalgal compositions include lubricants that find use in industrial and other applications.