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Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant commences commercial production in Brazil [Registered]

The US start-up Solazyme recently announced that h its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC, has has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on full-scale production lines, including the 625,000L fermentation tanks, at the Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Moema, Brazil. Both oil and encapsulated lubricant, EncapsoTM, products have been manufactured; production is continuing and is expected to reach nameplate capacity of 100 ktpa within the next 12-18 months. Solazyme said it is now manufacturing products at three large scale plants, including its 2000 t integrated facility in Peoria, the 20,000 t Iowa facilities in Clinton/Galva, and…

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