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‘Humbled’ Amyris Scales Back Expansion Plans for 2012

3:28 PM MST | February 20, 2012 | —Rebecca Coons

Challenges ramping up production have forced Amyris (Emeryville, CA) to reevalutate strategy and scale back ambitious 2012 production targets for biobased farnesene. The company will focus on higher-value opportunities in specialty chemicals for the versatile C15 hydrocarbon, leaving higher-volume base oils and biofuels efforts under previously established joint ventures with Total and Cosan. Scaling Back Expectations: Biomin also manufactures farnesene for Amyris at Piracicaba, Brazil. “2011 was a year of accomplishment and a year of learning,” says...

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