Bunge Joins Solazyme Round

South San Francisco-based Solazyme, which is developing a technology to use fast-dividing algae to produce biofuels, collected a $52 million Series D round of venture financing in early August. Today the company announced that Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), one of Brazil’s largest processors of sugarcane, has joined the Series D round, alongside previously announced backers Morgan Stanley, Braemar Energy Ventures, CTTV Investments, Harris and Harris Group, Lightspeed Venture Partners, the Roda Group, San-Ei Gen, VantagePoint Venture Partners, and Zygote Ventures. Solazyme didn’t say how much Bunge contributed to the round.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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