Solazyme (http://solazyme.com) has been mentioned in a few other threads but I wanted to have a dedicated thread for this exciting company which is apparently supplying the high oleic algal oil for Soylent 2.0:
(Disclaimer: I bought some shares of the company when I learned of the Soylent-Solazyme connection. Warning, it appears to be a pretty volatile stock although it’s been rallying strong for the past month.)
They’re able to make oils from algae that work for vehicles including high performance military aircraft but it doesn’t seem to be cost effective at this time, especially with the ongoing crash of global oil prices. However they have profitable beauty products (Algenist), and their food based oils and powders appear to be cost effective and sustainable. They also have a specialty oil (Encapso) used as a lubricant for oil drilling. The ongoing oil crash doesn’t appear to be helping this arm of their business.
Here’s a webinar someone else posted in another thread where they talk about their edible oils: