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Unilever To Incorporate Renewable Algal Oils In Largest Soap Brand

April 30, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Unilever has agreed to use oils derived from sustainably produced microalgae in its Lux consumer soap brand. The algal oils are produced by Solazyme, Inc., a renewal oil and bio-products company based in South San Francisco, Calif., has collaborated with Unilever for five years on several projects. The supply agreement calls for an initial delivery of 10,000 metric tons of algal oils. Most of the oil will be produced in the new renewable oils facility in Moema, Brazil. Unilever said it will probably buy the full volume within twelve to eighteen months. Unilever is committed to using only sustainably sourced agricultural raw materials by 2020.
"Unilever formulates first soap bar using sustainable Algal Oils", News release,Unilever, April 30, 2014, © Unilever
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