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Solazyme powers first United flight with algae jet fuel

"Today's historic flight with United marked a significant milestone in the history of aviation, and demonstrated the commercial applicability of our drop-in fuel," said Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme. "The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the effectiveness of our fuel in multiple vessels over the past year, and we are honored to be working with industry pioneers such as United and Honeywell's UOP to see this important next step in the commercialization of our renewable fuels."

Solazyme's algae-derived renewable jet fuel, Solajet, was manufactured via Solazyme's proprietary fermentation process and renewable jet fuel processing technology from Honeywell's UOP. Solajet fully complies with the ASTM D7566 specification for Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene from Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids, which specifies bio-based fuels intended to be blended with commercial jet fuel (Jet-A).

To date, Solazyme has produced and delivered the largest quantities of microbially-derived advanced biofuels in history. These deliveries include over 375,000 liters of in-specification marine diesel and jet fuel.


(Source: http://www.solazyme.com/media/2011-11-07)

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