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Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Hat tip to Solzayme, which today is receiving the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. As the first time algae technology has been recognized by this prestigious award, it is a huge honor for Solazyme and a new milestone for the algae industry.

The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award promotes the environmental and economic benefits of developing and using novel green chemistry. This annual award recognizes technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and use.

Since its inception in 1996, the EPA in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute has received thousands of nominations from leading companies, entrepreneurs and academic researchers pioneering new discoveries.

The award is yet another proof point that algae technology no longer is just a promising idea, but a beneficial reality. Today, hundreds of companies and tens of thousands of people around the world are developing products derived from algae to address global challenges of food, energy and climate change. We salute the team at Solazyme for their achievement.

Solazyme’s oils and ingredients are currently being sold commercially in a broad array of applications including food, fuel, home and personal care and industrial products. More info is available via the web at

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