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Amyris reaches commercial milestone for biobased farnesene

9:35 AM MST | February 1, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has made the first commercial shipment of Biofene-brand farnesene from a purpose-built facility. The company, which previously had relied on contract manufacturers, says it has operated multiple tanks without contamination or "surprises" at the Brotas, Brazil, fermentation plant.  "We are now focused on ramping up Biofene production and delivering product to our customers, from renewable diesel for bus fleets in Brazil to squalane emollient globally, and soon a range of...

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