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The Big SHFT: Harrison Dillon, Algae Baron

  • Solazyme takes algae-based biofuel applications beyond renewable energy and into cosmetics, plastics, lubricants, and... ice cream?

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    Ten years ago, when Harrison Dillon and his partners founded Solazyme in a garage in Palo Alto, CA, their goal was to create clean, renewable diesel fuel from algae. And so they did. But it was clear after a couple of years that they needed to find other applications for algae-based biofuel to make their business fly.

    Today, the San Francisco-based company's technology is being used to produce everything from renewable fuels, plastics, and lubricants to skin care products, household cleaners, and ice cream. Yep. Ice cream. In this episode of The Big SHFT, we meet with Harrison to learn how Solazyme's approach to sustainable innovation is helping solve complex global issues involving fuel scarcity, energy security and emissions. Watch and be inspired.


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