October 17, 2011

Advance Notice

Solazyme's Emory ties fuel renewable success

Harrison Dillon, president and chief technology officer of Solazyme Inc. and Emory alum, returns to campus to discuss "Renewable Oil Production: From Algae to Oil" on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 5 p.m., at Goizueta Business School, Room 201. 

Solazyme is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that has garnered global attention through its technological strides in fuels, chemicals, nutritionals and skin and personal care. Dillon, considered a thought leader in the renewables field, has guided the company's renewable oil production technology development.

Solazyme traces its early beginnings to Emory where Dillon and its chief executive officer Jonathan Wolfson '93C met as freshmen on the first day of school. "This is where my intellectual curiosity was originally sparked and where I received my initial training as a scientist," says Dillon. "Emory is one of the world's leading universities and remains the foundation of my higher education journey."

The forum is organized by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives and will focus on how Dillon's renewable oil process will impact society.

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