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Solazyme Wins San Francisco Business Times Cleantech and Sustainability Award

Company Recognized as a Top Industry Leader in Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals

South San Francisco, CA – June 21, 2011 – Solazyme, Inc.(NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, received the San Francisco Business Times Cleantech and Sustainability Award in the Fuels, Chemicals and Specialty Products category. The awards recognize top industry leaders in green business, cleantech, energy conservation and alternative energy.

Solazyme was chosen as the Fuels, Chemicals and Specialty Products winner based on criteria including innovative technology, proven commercial success and positive environmental impact. In the process of selecting winners, the San Francisco Business Times evaluated nearly 200 companies in 15 categories.

“We are honored to be recognized by the San Francisco Business Times,” said Solazyme co-founder and President Harrison Dillon. “Solazyme is committed to creating renewable tailored oils in a scalable, reliable, and cost effective manner to help reduce our dependence on petroleum and other oils that are economically and environmentally unsustainable.” 

Solazyme is commercializing in the fuels and chemicals, nutrition and health sciences market areas. In 2010,Solazyme delivered more than 20,000 gallons of SoladieselHRF-76® renewable marine diesel and Solajet™HRJ-5, 100% algae derived jet fuel, to the US Navy, marking the world's largest delivery of 100% microbially-derived, non-alcohol, advanced biofuel. Also in 2010, Solazyme launched the Golden Chlorella in nutraceutical and dietary supplement products which is in products for sale at Whole Foods, GNC and other retailers. In March 2011, Solazyme celebrated the global launch of the Algenist anti-aging skincare line in over 800 Sephora stores and on QVC’s lead beauty programming.

The U.S. Military also recently demonstrated Solazyme’s 100% algal-derived jet fuel, Solajet™HRJ-5, in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter test flight, marking the first military aircraft to fly on an algal-based jet fuel. 

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About Solazyme, Inc.

Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM) is a renewable oil and bioproducts company that transforms a range of low-cost plant-based sugars into high-value oils. Headquartered in South San Francisco, Solazyme’s renewable products can replace or enhance oils derived from the world’s three existing sources – petroleum, plants and animal fats.  Initially, Solazyme is focused on commercializing its products into three target markets: (1) fuels and chemicals, (2) nutrition and (3) skin and personal care. Solazyme®, the Solazyme logo and other trademarks or service names are  trademarks of Solazyme, Inc.

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