Tag: AMyris

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

The Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 — voting underway

September 8, 2014 |

In Florida, The Digest is reporting voting from the earliest precincts in the Hot 30, Hot 40 and Hot 50 ballots. These votes are based entirely to date on subscriber voting. Photo Votes are now being tallied, and the voting by the invited International Board of Selectors will begin later this month. With early precincts […]

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Amyris aims for huge second half for 2014 as in-line Q2 earnings announced

Amyris aims for huge second half for 2014 as in-line Q2 earnings announced

August 10, 2014 |

The Pharaohs of Farnesene continue to pick up momentum. In California, Amyris reported a net loss of $35.5M for the second quarter of 2014 on sales of $9.3M, with a 5.4 percent increase in sales over Q2 2013. Renewable product sales were $4.4M for the quarter, while “Recognized grants and collaborations revenues” reached $4.9M. In […]

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Amyris partners with Gol on first international commercial flights

Amyris partners with Gol on first international commercial flights

July 9, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

June 16, 2014 |

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. […]

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

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

June 16, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

May 25, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

May 20, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

May 11, 2014 |

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 […]

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Amyris gets RSB certification

Amyris gets RSB certification

May 7, 2014 |

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 […]

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Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association founded in Sao Paolo

Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association founded in Sao Paolo

May 5, 2014 |

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 […]

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