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TerraVia Holdings, Inc.

Organization Address
225 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080-7019

Organization Phone
(650) 780-4777

Website
www.solazyme.com

Industry
Industrial & Environmental

Sector
BioFuels

Organization Description
We have pioneered an industrial biotechnology platform that harnesses the prolific oil-producing ability of microalgae. We use standard industrial fermentation equipment to efficiently scale and accelerate the microalgae's natural oil production time to just a few days. Our platform is feedstock flexible and can utilize a wide variety of plant-based sugars, such as sugarcane-based sucrose, corn-based dextrose, and sugar from other biomass sources including cellulosics. By growing our proprietary microalgae in the absence of light using fermentation tanks to convert photosynthetic plant sugars into oil, we are in effect utilizing "indirect photosynthesis.",