Kevin Quon
Insider ownership, small-cap, long-term horizon, dividend investing

Solazyme Gains A Partner For Specialty Soap Production

A reinvigorated consumer pursuit towards sustainability has placed companies on the pathway to find alternatives to palm oil. One such option that is beginning to emerge is the use of algal oil to replace the base materials found within the supply chains of everyday household products. Leading the way to this transition is a renewable oils and bioproducts company named Solazyme (SZYM). By customizing the oil composition of heterotrophic microalgae, the biotechnology company has unlocked the ability to design tailored oils which can compete and improve upon their vegetable-based and petroleum-based oil predecessors.

To date, Solazyme has developed a line of oils which can be used in a wide range of product applications. This includes markets for...

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