Tag: AMyris

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Will Amyr Time return?

Amyris, our 2012-13 “Comeback of the Year” winner continues to make strides — Amyris to begin selling biofene online — Inks R&D pact with BASF, world’s largest chemical company. Back in 2011, Amyris was flying high. A big success with the IPO, scale-up eagerly awaited — coveted for its transformational technoogy and its early move […]

April 6, 2014 More

Amyris strikes R&D deal with BASF

In California, Amyris announced that it is entering into a collaborative research and development agreement with BASF. Under the agreement, Amyris will use its strain engineering technology to develop a microorganism capable of producing a target molecule identified by BASF. Based on success of the initial development program, the companies expect to collaborate further on […]

April 3, 2014 More

Amyris extends deal with Kuraray for Biofene

In California, Amyris and Kuraray announced the expansion and extension of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene®, Amyris’s brand of renewable farnesene. Under the transaction agreements, the parties have extended the duration of the research and development portion of their collaboration for at least two more years. The parties also reaffirmed their […]

April 1, 2014 More

Amyris: Out of the doghouse, but can the stock rally continue?

Amyris’ recovery from the doghouse of 2012 is nearly complete, but analysts are cautioning that the huge run-up in the share price may reflect some irrational exuberance. We investigate what’s up with the Barons of Biofene. If you are a devotee of the Biofuels Digest Index, you’ll note that yesterday it reached a 28-month high […]

February 27, 2014 More

Amyris: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Gude

Company description: Amyris is an integrated renewable chemicals and fuels company founded in 2003 and based in Emeryville, CA, with additional operations in Chicago, IL and Campinas, Brazil. Amyris has over 400 employees, with three-quarters of its employees located in the United States. Amyris subsidiaries include Amyris Brasil Ltda., a wholly-owned Brazilian company through which […]

February 18, 2014 More

Amyris chooses exclusive distributor of Neossance Squalane for Korea

In California, Amyris announced the selection of Dowell C&I Co., Ltd., a supplier of ingredients for the personal care industry, as its exclusive distributor of Neossance Squalane in the Republic of Korea. Amyris has developed a unique process that enables the scalable and sustainable production of Neossance Squalane as a high-purity, high-quality replacement for traditional […]

February 6, 2014 More

2014 may spell resurgance for private investment in renewable chemicals

According to Green Chemicals Blog, 2014 may see a resurgence of private investment in renewable chemicals as traditional chemical companies including DSM, BASF, DuPont, Braskem, Dow, and more turn toward investment in several commercially-viable biobased chemicals. Recent financing announcements from Amyris, Calysta Energy, Global Bioenergies, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and more support this assertion. The […]

January 6, 2014 More

Sao Paulo taps Amyris renewable diesel for 400 city buses

In Brazil, São Paulo will be operating 400 city buses using Amyris Renewable Diesel, as the company continues to diversify its portfolio to include everything from biodiesel to fragrance oil. The program will also include a pilot operation in 2014 to use 100% Amyris Renewable Diesel in several city buses. Buses in São Paulo are […]

December 23, 2013 More

Amyris and Total launch “interim” joint venture as they advance towards renewable diesel and jet fuel.

Total elects to bottle up the IP and protect itself against Amyris “hardship” as it advances towards commercializing key biofuels. In California and France, Amyris and Total announced the formation of Total Amyris BioSolutions B.V., a 50-50 joint venture that now holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris’s intellectual property to produce and market […]

December 8, 2013 More

On the Move in Biofuels: Amyris

In California, Amyris announced that Paulo Diniz, currently President of Amyris Brasil, will become Amyris’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis following the decision of its current CFO, Steve Mills, to step down for personal reasons. Diniz will previously CFO at Bunge Brasil and Cosan. At Cosan, Mr. Diniz led the successful transformation of […]

November 15, 2013 More