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Amyris Partners with Kuraray to Replace Petroleum Feedstocks

4:38 AM MDT | August 5, 2011 | Alex Scott

Biotech firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray to develop a renewable hydrocarbon technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to replace petroleum-derived feedstocks such as butadiene and isoprene to manufacture specific classes of high-performance polymers. Upon successful completion of the technical development program for the first polymer, Amyris and Kuraray will enter into a supply agreement for Kuraray’s exclusive use of Biofene in the manufacturing and commercialization of these polymer...

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