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Amyris starts selling biobased farnesene online

6:56 AM MDT | April 4, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Renewable products company Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it is making initial quantities of its biobased farnesene available to a broader audience. The product is being sold online at farnesene.net, the company announced today. Farnesene is an essential oil found in small quantities in certain plants such as apple trees, but Amyris has developed a proprietary technology to produce farnesene at industrial scale. "We want to make our renewable hydrocarbon building-block molecule widely available to create new products and applications. We expect to accelerate...

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