In Brazil, Amyris announced its the first commercial shipment from its new Brazilian facility. Amyris’s first purpose-built industrial fermentation facility produces Biofene, Amyris’s brand of renewable 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. Amyris’s Biofene plant in Brotas, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, sources its sugarcane feedstock locally from the Paraíso mill. Prior to the start-up of this facility, Amyris relied solely on contract manufacturing for commercial production.