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  • Are You Ready To Eat Algae? Solazyme Knows You Are [View article]
    Solazyme's Third Quarter 2012 Report states "Peoria is currently producing high oleic and lauric oils, among others, for partners and routinely shipping multi-ton tailored oil samples to strategic partners." Now with these oil profiles being very specific and often found in very low quantities/purity in nature, one can see that algae derived tailored oils could only be the result.

    For your corn silo theory, you said "Heterotrophic cultivation of algae on the scale they are boasting is simply not possible. Therefore, the corn silo with the Solazyme sticker is a corn silo." and also "The best story so far comes from Peoria, Illinois. Solazyme put a sticker on a corn silo and called it a '128,000 liter fermenter.' When somebody opened the top and looked, it was still a corn silo." First, I'm gathering your talking about minute 2:25 from the movie you cited ( Lesson - The shaft going up and down connected to impellers is called an agitator and the fins on the sides of the vessel imply liquid mixing. This vessel is clearly too small to be 128,000L unlike the fermenters at minute 2:14.
    Jan 29, 2013. 04:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are You Ready To Eat Algae? Solazyme Knows You Are [View article]
    Ivan- So there are defiantly two 128,000L fermenters (not corn silos) in Peoria that are growing algae regularly. Your idea that "bacteria always wins" as well as your idea that Solazyme has not produced more than 200 gal of algal oil couldn't be any more from the truth and I wonder where you gather your information. Simply put - Why post?
    Jan 28, 2013. 04:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Expensive Fuel Is Not A Problem For A Profitable Future [View article]
    Waditue. Do your research. It takes funding to bring down costs with any new innovation. Think about all the devises you use today that were once brought online for the military and what those original costs were compared to today. I.E. you would not even be able to get your statement out to the world.
    Sep 3, 2012. 04:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment