Amyris signs manufacturing deal with Paraíso Bioenergia SA

Amyris signs manufacturing deal with Paraíso Bioenergia SA

11:34 AM, 25th March 2011
Amyris business news
John Melo, CEO, Amyris.

 

This marks the fifth manufacturing deal for Amyris. Under the agreement, Amyris will construct fermentation and separation capacity to produce Amyris products and Paraíso will supply sugar cane juice and other utilities. The site is set to start production by 2012.

 

EMERYVILLE, US: Amyris Inc has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Paraíso Bioenergia SA, headquartered in São Paulo State, Brazil. Under the agreement, Amyris will construct fermentation and separation capacity to produce Amyris products and Paraíso will supply sugar cane juice and other utilities; Amyris will retain the full economic benefits enabled by the sale of Amyris renewable products over the lower of sugar or ethanol alternatives.

 

The new production facility will be designed to process juice from up to one million tons of cane annually. Amyris expects to be able to begin production at the location in 2012.

 

“With our success to date in running our technology at industrial scale, we are now able to enter into a broader range of production arrangements to support commercialization of our products,” said John Melo, CEO, Amyris.

 

The Paraíso-based operation represents Amyris’s fifth production agreement. In 2012, Amyris expects to commence production at Paraíso and SMA Indústria Química SA, Amyris’s joint venture with Grupo São Martinho. Amyris plans to produce Biofene, Amyris’s renewable farnesene, at these facilities and then sell the farnesene directly to industrial customers or chemically finish it into a range of final products.

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