Solazyme Inc was incorporated in the State of Delaware on March 31, 2003. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing renewable oils and other bioproducts. The Company focuses on selling oil-based products, including tailored oils and powdered oils, to companies that use them as intermediates and ingredients. The Company has also invested in a consumer-focused business that commercializes branded products manufactured through its various proprietary processes. Its tailored oils offer additional value as compared to conventional oils. The Company's renewable oil addresses the market needs of fuel, chemicals, nutritionals, and skin and personal care. Its competitors include: DSM Food Specialties and DuPont Nutrition & Health. Its nutrition products are subject to regulation by various government agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state and local agencies and similar agencies outside the United States.