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Univar and Solazyme to Present Breakthrough Microalgae Food Ingredients during the 2015 Clean Label Conference

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 26, 2015 – Univar, a leading global distributor of specialty and basic ingredients used in food and beverage applications, and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and ingredients company, will jointly present a technical segment on the benefits of AlgaVia™ microalgae food ingredients at the upcoming 2015 Clean Label Conference from March 31 - April 1, 2015, in Itasca, Ill. The technical segment, titled “Innovating with Microalgae,” will spotlight the benefits of microalgae-based proteins and lipid powders that help formulators address dietary restrictions and preferences of today’s health-conscious consumers.

Solazyme is a leader in microalgae innovation, producing healthier, sustainable ingredients that offer functional, nutritional, and performance benefits to help customers respond to the growing demand for great tasting and nutritious food. Univar is the distributor of Solazyme’s AlgaVia™ whole algal flour (a lipid powder) and whole algal protein in the eastern United States.

“Through Univar’s distributorship with Solazyme, we can offer customers innovative ingredients,” said Jack Koberstine, Industry Director for Univar Food Ingredients. “The addition of these microalgae food ingredients to our robust portfolio of ingredients offers our customers even more selection for optimizing formulations focused on health and wellness. Solazyme’s innovative product capabilities, together with Univar’s deep industry expertise and substantial distribution network, can help drive new opportunities in this growing market.”

“Solazyme is committed to delivering innovative solutions to help customers respond to the growing consumer demand for improved nutritional profiles,” said Charles Bowman, Solazyme’s Commercial and Application Vice President. “AlgaVia™ microalgae food ingredients provide unprecedented opportunity to create foods with a better nutritional profile without relying on additives and stabilizers to deliver the taste consumers expect.”

Two distinct AlgaVia™ microalgae food ingredients are available through Univar:

For more information on AlgaViaTM microalgae food ingredients in the eastern United States, please contact:

  • AlgaViaTM whole algal flour:A trans-fat-free and cholesterol-free lipid powder that enables the creation of healthier products with satisfying taste and texture. This new fat source allows for the reduction or replacement of dairy fats, oil and egg yolks.
  • AlgaViaTM whole algal protein: A vegan-friendly, gluten-free product that contains a rich collection of protein with fiber, lipids, and micronutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin. This ingredient enables fortification in challenging applications such as low-pH beverages, dressings, and crackers.

For more information on AlgaViaTM microalgae food ingredients in the eastern United States, please contact:

Charles Purcell
Industry Manager, Food Ingredients
Phone: 770-508-4009

Geri Benson
Industry Manager, Food Ingredients
Phone: 708-557-1494

About Solazyme, Inc.

Solazyme, Inc. (Nasdaq:SZYM) is a leading microalgae innovator that delivers first-of-a-kind, high-performance oils and ingredients. Starting with microalgae, the world’s original oil producer, Solazyme creates new, sustainable, high-performance products. These include renewable oils and ingredients that serve as the foundation for healthier foods; better home, personal care and industrial products; and more sustainable fuels. Solazyme’s mission is to solve some of the world’s biggest problems with one of its smallest and most ancient life forms: microalgae. For more information about Solazyme and AlgaViaTM microalgae food ingredients, visit or

About Univar

Founded in 1924, Univar is a leading global distributor of specialty and basic chemicals from a global network of premier suppliers. Univar operates one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world with more than 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, supported by a global network of sales and technical professionals. With a broad portfolio of products and innovative services, and deep technical and market expertise, Univar delivers the tailored solutions customers need through one of the most extensive distribution networks in the world. Univar is Chemistry DeliveredSM. For more information, visit

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