Tag: AMyris

American Refining Group invests in Novvi to accelerate renewable base oils, lubricants

American Refining Group invests in Novvi to accelerate renewable base oils, lubricants

July 20, 2016 |

In California, American Refining Group has committed to a 33.3% equity investment into Novvi , a joint venture of Amyris and Cosan. Both Amyris and Cosan will continue to hold share ownership stakes in Novvi, together with ARG. It’s not a tiny market by any means. The global markets for base oils and lubricants, are expected […]

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American Refining Group commits to 33.3% equity in Amyris-Cosan JV

American Refining Group commits to 33.3% equity in Amyris-Cosan JV

July 19, 2016 |

In California, American Refining Group, Inc. and Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc and Cosan S.A. announced that ARG has committed to a 33.3% equity investment into the joint venture. Both Amyris and Cosan will continue to hold share ownership stakes in Novvi, together with ARG. Novvi’s products and technology are recognized by […]

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Amyris busts a move: major deals with Givaudan, Ginkgo

Amyris busts a move: major deals with Givaudan, Ginkgo

June 29, 2016 |

Zombies with attitude. New partnerships for making magic molecules and exploitin’ the heck out of ’em. These days, nothing in Hollywood beats a great zombie movie, more than 50 have been released in recent years. Zombies rise from the dead, and change everything around them. It’s not always pretty, or predictable, but they’re a disruptive force. […]

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Amyris announces Cathay Pacific’s two-year commitment to flying with its fuel

Amyris announces Cathay Pacific’s two-year commitment to flying with its fuel

June 13, 2016 |

In California, Amyris announced that on May 29, 2016 Cathay Pacific commenced a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris renewable jet fuel.  The initial 12-hour flight was the longest flight using a renewable jet fuel to date, further underpinning the ‘drop-in’ characteristics of Amyris Biojet fuels. Cathay took delivery of […]

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Amyris & CJ CheilJedang Corporation partner to expand farnese to Asia

Amyris & CJ CheilJedang Corporation partner to expand farnese to Asia

May 22, 2016 |

In California, Amyris and CJ CheilJedang Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support large-scale manufacturing of Amyris’s farnesene in existing CJ facilities. CJ is a leading producer of fermentation-based products such as feed amino acids, MSG, and nucleotides. The arrangement described in the MOU would enable Amyris to utilize CJ’s state of the […]

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Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy

Baseball, the Trade Deadline, and the Industrial Bioeconomy

May 16, 2016 |

Every July in American baseball a quiet shake-up occurs around what’s known as the trade deadline.  Right at the trade deadline, players rosters come under the microscope. Are we getting enough home runs from the right fielder? Could we find a cheaper options for first base? At that time, some teams are in the hunt […]

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The Big Year Continues: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Amyris

The Big Year Continues: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Amyris

May 16, 2016 |

Amyris reported Q1 2016 net loss of $15,3M on revenues of 8.8 million, compared with $7.9 million for the first quarter of 2015. The increase from Q1 2015 included product sales growth of 50% over Q1 2015 driven by continued growth in the personal care business. Approximately 92% of Q1 2016 product sales related to […]

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Biossance Announces the Blacklist – 2,000+ Potentially Harmful Cosmetic Ingredients on the Refuse to Use list

Biossance Announces the Blacklist – 2,000+ Potentially Harmful Cosmetic Ingredients on the Refuse to Use list

May 8, 2016 |

In California, Biossance announced The Blacklist ─ 2,000+ common cosmetic ingredients it refuses to use due to safety and environmental concerns. The regulatory environment in the U.S. affords cosmetic brands the opportunity to use potentially harmful ingredients in cosmetic products. Biossance has created higher standards by adopting rigorous ingredient selection guidelines and omitting ingredients that […]

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Amyris inks 5-year $100M+ biofene supply pact for nutraceutical market

Amyris inks 5-year $100M+ biofene supply pact for nutraceutical market

April 28, 2016 |

In California, the Eco-Emirs of Emeryville, Amyris executed a five year Biofene supply agreement with a global nutraceuticals company. Upping the ante from January This new, long-term agreement replaces the parties’ one-year purchase agreement, which was previously announced on January 4, 2016.  More on that deal here. Under the new supply agreement, the mystery customer […]

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Define Your Problem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Partnering in Advanced Biotechnology

Define Your Problem: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Partnering in Advanced Biotechnology

April 26, 2016 |

This month, we held a well-attended webinar on renewable chemicals intermediates and cellulosic sugars, with the sugars slide deck presented by industry consultant Vonnie Estes — whose latest Digest column is here. Vonnie’s latest deck is a winner, on partnering and its realities, especially for emerging companies in the sector.

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