Solazyme, Unilever Continue Renewable Oils Partnership

November 4, 2011

The oils will be used for soap and personal care products, as well as for possible other applications.

Unilever and Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, have announced they will continue to partner on Unilever-funded research and development of renewable oils, including a multiyear supply agreement in which Unilever will purchase commercial quantities of Solazyme’s renewable oils.

The oils will be used for soap and personal care products, as well as for possible other applications.

“Unilever has an ambition to double its business and halve its environmental impact. To realize this ambition, under what we call our Sustainable Living Plan, we are committed to sourcing 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020,” stated Unilever’s chief technology officer Neal Matheson in a press release.