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  1. 1. Commercializing Macroalgae: The Future of Feedstocks for Industrial Biotechnology<br />
  2. 2. About Bio Architecture Lab<br />HISTORY<br />Founded in 2008 by Dr. Yasuo Yoshikuni and Yuki Kashiyama<br />VALUE PROPOSITION<br />Producing a sustainable and scalable low cost sugar alternative from macroalgae<br />Coupling our proprietary microbial technology and macroalgae aquafarming to enable partners to produce renewable fuels and chemicals <br />STRATEGY<br />FUNDING <br />Predominately non-dilutive funding (75%) from marquee partnerships <br /><ul><li>Chilean Government
  3. 3. Statoil (Norway)
  4. 4. DuPont (US)
  5. 5. United States Department of Energy </li></ul>STRATEGIC CONTROL POINT<br />Blocking IP that uniquely enables the production of low cost bio-based chemicals and fuels from macroalgae<br />
  6. 6. The Global Feedstock <br />
  7. 7. Sugar is the “New Crude Oil”<br />Fermentable Sugar REQUIRED to Support GLOBAL Biofuel Growth <br />Source: EIA 2010 International Energy Outlook, 2010<br />475<br />405<br />371<br />325<br />278<br />174<br />Million Metric Tons of Sugar<br /><ul><li>Conventional sugar producers may not be able to support this global demand
  8. 8. Significant upward pressure on conventional corn and sugar prices
  9. 9. Both corn and sugar cane compete for arable land and freshwater
  10. 10. BAL value proposition is to deliver fermentable sugars at 6-12 cents per pound</li></li></ul><li>Macroalgae is the Ideal Biomass for Sugar Production<br />ABUNDANT<br />SCALABLE<br /><ul><li>Fastest Growing Plants on Earth
  11. 11. Well Studied Aquafarming
  12. 12. Perennial Biomass
  13. 13. Local Species Available
  14. 14. Significant Coastline Farming Potential
  15. 15. Demonstrated Commercial Scale Farms </li></ul>ENVIRONMENTAL<br />LOW COST<br /><ul><li>No Competition for Land
  16. 16. No Fresh Water
  17. 17. Beneficial to the Oceans
  18. 18. Low Carbon Footprint
  19. 19. High Sugar Content
  20. 20. No LIGNIN to degrade
  21. 21. Competitive with Brazilian Sugar Cane
  22. 22. Co-product Opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Macroalgae is a Global Feedstock That Can Scale to Meet World Sugar Demand<br />Optimal Macroalgae Areas<br />
  23. 23. The BAL Solution<br />
  24. 24. Synthetic Biology is BAL’s Strategic Control Point<br /><ul><li>Only BAL technology can metabolize the sugars in seaweed to make it an economically viable biomass.
  25. 25. BAL has a multi-platform technology that can convert macroalgae into both renewable fuels and chemicals
  26. 26. Blocking IP internationally
  27. 27. BAL technology is applicable to any microbial product
  28. 28. BAL technology can metabolize the sugars in most species of seaweed
  29. 29. Pilot Plant June 2012</li></ul> Fuels and Chemicals<br />Fermentation<br />Conversion<br />Macroalgae<br />Oligoalginate<br />Alginate Polymer<br />KDG<br />DEHU<br />Transporter<br />Glycolysis<br />Product<br />
  30. 30. BAL Technology Platform is Macroalgae, Microbe, and Product Agnostic<br />Diverse<br />Macroalgae Species<br />Diverse<br />Host Microbes<br />Diverse<br />Product Portfolio<br />Butanol<br />Chemicals<br />Ethanol<br />Ethanol<br />E. coli<br />Saccarina japonica<br />Macrosystis pyrifera<br />Yeast<br />Risk Reduction<br />Other Macroalgae -<br />Durvilla, Lessonica, Sargassum<br />Other Microbes<br />
  31. 31. The BAL Team<br />
  32. 32. An Experienced Management Team<br />Commodity and Supply Chain<br />Biology and<br />Process Development<br />Strategy and Commercialization<br />
  33. 33. Marquee Investors and Strong Funding<br />$38M<br />Grant from ARPA-E (DOE) for Butanol Production<br />Statoil Strategic Partnership for Ethanol Demonstration and Commercialization<br />Non-Dilutive<br />Grant from Chilean Economics Development Agencyfor Ethanol Production<br />Seed and Series A <br />Energy Capital Management<br />Equity<br />
  34. 34. Thank You<br />COMPANY<br />MOMENTUM<br />FIRST MOVER<br />STRONG<br />PARTNERSHIPS<br />COMPELLING<br />BIOMASS<br />SIGNIFICANT<br />DEMAND<br />EXPERIENCED<br />TEAM<br />

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