US Amyris ships first truckload from Brazil farnesene plant

01 February 2013 13:06  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--US-based chemicals and fuels firm Amyris on Friday announced the first shipment from its new renewable farnesene plant in Brotas, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Amyris' purpose-built industrial fermentation facility produces Biofene-brand farnesene, to be used in a range of specialty chemical and fuel applications.

"This initial shipment marks the successful completion of our start-up activities. We have operated multiple tanks without contamination or surprises through several production runs during the first month of operation," said John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris.

"We are now focused on ramping up Biofene production and delivering product to our customers, from renewable diesel for bus fleets in Brazil to squalane emollient globally and soon a range of specialty chemical applications," Melo added.

($1 = €0.74)


By: Franco Capaldo
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