We have a deep understanding of the biology, genomics and tools needed to optimize algae that can be deployed at scale. However, a solution capable of making positive contributions to CO2 levels, climate change and pollution requires a major partner that can complement our biological expertise with world-class engineering, global deployment and commercialization expertise. Our decade-long partnership with ExxonMobil allows us to achieve exactly that.
We have used the last decade to perfect our understanding of algae, build the necessary genomic tools and forge a path that leads to a solution. In March 2018, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced a target of producing 10,000 barrels of algal biofuel per day by 2025. To accomplish our goal, we are currently working at our California Advanced Algal Facility (CAAF) in the Imperial Valley desert to pilot test and optimize production conditions, complementing the research we do at our facility in La Jolla, CA .