Grant Award # ARV-10-047 to Solazyme, Inc. (Recipient)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Grant Award # ARV-10-047 to Solazyme, Inc. (Recipient)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will fund the development of a pilot production plant that will convert algae into renewable oil. The renewable oil will be refined by Chevron and road tested in diesel vehicles from Ford Motor Company, and further analyzed for feasibility. The pilot production plant will be constructed in an existing facility and operate under existing permits, including air and water discharge permits. The project benefits the public by demonstrating the the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of alternative and renewable vehicle technology, thereby reducing reliance on petroleum fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact Information

Kristen Driskell
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South San Francisco
San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The pilot production plant will be constructed at an existing facility, comply with existing zoning, and operate under existing environmental permits.

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