Harris & Harris Group Notes Solazyme's Successful Scaling of Renewable Oil Fermentation

Harris & Harris Group Notes Solazyme's Successful Scaling of Renewable Oil

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:TINY), an early-stage, active investor in transformative
nanotechnology companies, notes the announcement by Solazyme, Inc., that it
has successfully achieved commercial scale production metrics, exhibited
linear scalability of its process from laboratory scale, and demonstrated the
ability to run at this scale without contamination. The fermentations were
conducted in approximately 500,000-liter vessels, which are about four times
the scale of the vessels in Solazyme's Peoria facility.Solazyme is initially
targeting annual production of 20,000 metric tons of oil starting in early
2014 at the ADM facility, with targeted expansion to 100,000 metric tons. The
scale achieved at ADM's Clifton, Iowa facility is comparable to the
fermentation equipment currently under construction at the Solazyme Bunge
Renewable Oils facility in Brazil.This 100,000 metric ton annual nameplate
capacity facility in Brazil is on schedule to begin operations in the fourth
quarter of 2013.The full press release may be viewed at

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