What's blue or green or red all over, grows in the ocean, and can be used to make everything from jet fuel to brownie mix to skin cream? The answer is algae, but this is no joke — and, according to leaders at the Menlo Park, California-based biotech upstart Solazyme, a wide range of products made from the lowly organism oft referred to as “pond scum” are headed to a filling station and grocery store shelf near you.
“We realized there was this whole class of microorganism that
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