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Amyris Successfully Processes Ceres Sorghum into Farnesene
2:35 PM MDT | May 8, 2012 | Lindsay Frost
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA), an energy crop company, has announced the successful production of renewable diesel by renewable chemical firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) from Ceres’ sweet sorghum hybrids. Ceres says the fast-growing sweet sorghum produced large amounts of cellulosic sugars and biomass that were fermented by Amyris into the renewable farnesene. “We believe that sweet sorghum could be an important and complementary source of fermentable sugars as the U.S. expands the production of renewable biofuels and biochemicals through the use of...
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