Algal Biotechnology Leader Solazyme Hired Former BP CEO

San Fransisco-based Solazyme named former CEO of BP North America Gas and Power Cameron Byers as Senior Vice President and General Manager of fuels and chemicals. Cameron’s 25 years experience at BP includes running the North American natural gas division and managing the company’s commercial oil refining and trading group.

While serving as CEO of this division, Cameron was named in a 2006 federal lawsuit charging BP with manipulating propane prices pushing up heating costs for millions of American households in the winter of 2004. He brings this record, along with his experience in petroleum-based energy to the industry leading producer of renewable oil and bioproducts from microalgae.

“Cameron’s vast experience in the energy industry, specializing in building and operating downstream businesses, will be instrumental in Solazyme’s commercialization of fuels and chemicals,” said Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson.

Retrieved from: Eco Periodicals

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