Tag: AMyris

Amyris partners with Gol on first international commercial flights

In Florida, Amyris has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. GOL has committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the renewable fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes starting with initial flights later this […]

July 9, 2014 More

Total, Amyris say their renewable jet fuel is ready to go

Renewable Jet Fuel Developed by Total & Amyris Meets Newly Updated ASTM Standard for Jet A/A1 The Digest received news from California that ASTM has revised the D7566, the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons to include the use of renewable farnesane as a blending component in jet fuels for commercial aviation. […]

June 16, 2014 More

Amyris and Total to begin marketing drop-in jet fuel following ASTM revision

In California, with the newly revised ASTM standard for jet fuel, Amyris and Total begin to prepare to market a drop-in jet fuel that contains up to 10% blends of renewable farnesane. Developed by Total and Amyris, this new jet fuel blend meets the rigorous performance requirements set for Jet A/A-1 fuel used by the […]

June 16, 2014 More

Amyris prices $75m in Convertible Senior Notes due in 2019

In California, Amyris has priced $75 million of 6.5% Convertible Senior Notes that will be due in 2019. Amyris also granted the initial purchaser of the notes an option to purchase up to an additional $15 million aggregate principal amount of the notes. The sale is expected to close on May 29, 2014, subject to […]

May 25, 2014 More

No Shortcuts to the Top: A Digest Special Report on Scale-up in Industrial Biotechnology

Like climbing major summits in the Himalayas, it’s tougher than it looks, and it looks purity darn tough. Scale-up in industrial biotechnology, that is — not for the faint-hearted. How do the masters of scale-up get it done? For starters, with “no shortcuts to the top”. Veteran Everest mountaineer Ed Viesturs probably said it best when he […]

May 20, 2014 More

Spring blossoms: Amyris swings to positive earnings for Q1 2014, affirms guidance

In California, Amyris announced net income of $16.4M on revenues of $6.2M for Q1 2014, after reporting a $32.6M loss in Q1 2013 on revenues of $9.0M. The change in net income was primary due to a non-cash benefit relating to outstanding convertible notes, a result of a decrease in the Company’s stock price at […]

May 11, 2014 More

Amyris gets RSB certification

In Brazil, Amyris has completed the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification process. RSB’s sustainability certification covers Amyris’s renewable hydrocarbon molecules, initially farnesene, produced from Brazilian sugarcane feedstock at the Amyris biorefinery in Brotas, São Paulo state. Farnesene is a liquid, long-chain, branched renewable hydrocarbon that serves as precursor in many applications ranging from specialty […]

May 7, 2014 More

Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association founded in Sao Paolo

In Brazil, the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI) was founded by Amyris, BASF, BioChemtex, BP, Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira, Dow, DSM, DuPont, GranBio, Novozymes, Raízen and Rhodia. The new trade association aims to to promote a dialogue with stakeholders and policymakers to improve Brazil’s biotechnology regulations and update current legislation in light of technological advances […]

May 5, 2014 More

The 11 hottest slides on advancing aviation biofuels, from ABLC

Experts from Solena Fuels, British Airways, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI),  the US Navy, the Federal Aviation Administration, Amyris,  Byogy, Gevo, BioProcess Algae, Virent, Mercurius, and ARA were among the highlight presenters at the 5th annual Global Aviation Biofuels Summit, an integrated part of ABLC, the annual bioeconomy conference now underway in Washington, […]

April 24, 2014 More

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

April 23, 2014 More