NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:TINY), an early-stage, active investor in transformative nanotechnology companies, notes that Solazyme, Inc., and Propel Fuels announced the arrival of algae-derived fuel to retail pumps. The two renewable fuel brands will offer Solazyme's algae-based Soladiesel®BD to drivers through Propel's Bay Area network of retail renewable fuel locations. The month-long pilot program provides the opportunity to test consumer response to this advanced renewable fuel.
Solazyme's algae-based SoladieselBD meets or exceeds ASTM quality specifications and has shown performance enhancements over standard diesel fuel including cold temperature operating performance. SoladieselBD is compatible with existing diesel engines, and the fuel's performance will be guaranteed by Propel. The fuel will be sold at the same price as conventional diesel fuels and will be available exclusively at Propel's Clean Fuel Points in Redwood City, San Jose, Berkeley and Oakland, CA. Solazyme's press release can be viewed at http://solazyme.com/media/2012-11-13.
Harris & Harris Group is an investor in publicly traded Solazyme, Inc.
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