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Home > Press > Harris & Harris Group Notes Solazyme's Successful Commissioning of Integrated Renewable Oil Production Biorefinery

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Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an early-stage, active investor in transformative nanotechnology companies, notes Solazyme's announcement today of the successful commissioning of its first fully integrated biorefinery (IBR) in Peoria, Illinois, to produce algal oil.

Harris & Harris Group Notes Solazyme's Successful Commissioning of Integrated Renewable Oil Production Biorefinery

New York, NY | Posted on June 29th, 2012

Solazyme has been running routine fermentations at commercial scale since 2007 and began running fermentation operations at the Peoria facility in the fourth quarter of 2011. With the successful production of algal oil from the integrated facility this month, Solazyme has met its start-up goals for the facility on schedule. The demonstration/ commercial-scale plant will have a nameplate capacity of two million liters of oil annually and will provide an important platform for continued work on feedstock flexibility and scaling of new tailored oils into the marketplace.

The full press release can be viewed at www.marketwatch.com/story/solazyme-announces-successful-commissioning-of-integrated-renewable-oil-production-biorefinery-in-peoria-illinois-2012-06-29.

Harris & Harris Group is an investor in publicly traded Solazyme, Inc.

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