19 August 2011 13:53 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Amyris has signed a multi-year agreement to supply several hundred tonnes of its renewable squalane to Nikko Chemicals for distribution in the Japanese market, the US-based firm said on Friday.
Squalane is a moisturising ingredient used in cosmetics. Amyris’ renewable squalene is derived from sugarcane-based farnesene.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
California-based Amyris is a renewables company focused on providing alternatives to petroleum-based products.
Nikko Chemicals is a Japanese specialty chemicals firm.
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