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Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Details)

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Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Details) (USD $)
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2012
FundedFTEs
Nov. 30, 2007
Mar. 31, 2013
gal
Mar. 31, 2012
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Product revenue     $ 2,344,000 $ 14,612,000
Shell [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Term of collaborative research and development agreement (in years)   5 years    
Amount of New Shell Agreement requires Shell pay     7,500,000  
Liquid fuel     30,000,000  
Period of research agreement with shell     10 years  
Number of FTEs assigned to collaboration 116      
Payment from shell under the shell research agreement     3,000,000  
Milestone revenues recognized     0 0
Research and development revenue     0 13,900,000
Reimbursements of licensing costs     105,000 233,000
Revenue from exclusivity fee   20,000,000    
Collaborative agreements exclusively right period     3 years  
Shell [Member] | United States [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Research Agreement to fund 460,000      
Shell [Member] | Hungary [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Research Agreement to fund 399,000      
Merck [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Term of collaborative research and development agreement (in years)       5 years
One year license fee paid       2,500,000
Royalties earned       500,000
Merck [Member] | Collaborative research and development [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
License fee recognized as revenue       328,000
Arch [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Royalties earned     0 257,000
New Arch Enzyme Supply Agreement [Member] | Arch [Member]
       
Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (Textual) [Abstract]        
Product revenue     $ 2,100,000