It’s been a tough year in the headlines for Amyris.
As we wrote last week, “by now, most of the “smart set” that found itself excited about Amyris, and about advanced synthetic biofuels during the IPO fever, have moved on. They read Dan Grushkin’s “The Rise And Fall Of The Company That Was Going To Have Us All Using Biofuels” in Fast Company, wrote off Amyris and possibly the entire sector, and presumably migrated their enthusiasm to low-cost natural gas, battery technology, or tablet computers.”
But the real news out of Amyris is the company has successfull launched has successfully begun production of biofene, (renewable farnesene) at its 50 million liter industrial fermentation facility in Paraiso, Brazil. It’s a huge step in the road back to the center stage — perhaps, even, the dizzying prices that the company’s stock once commanded. If the” rise of Amyris” story was oversold, we think the “fall of Amyris” story is wildly premature.
READ MORE: All about the project, here.
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