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Amyris commences commercial scale production of farnesene in Brazil [Registered]

The US start-up Amyris recently announced that its farnesene plant in Brazil has achieved the production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period. With all six fermentors running at the Brotas plant at the planned production rate Amyris is on track to achieve our year-end cost targets said its Chief Executive Officer John Melo. The output from the Brotas plant is expected to be more than what was produced at its contract manufacturing operations in Tate & Lyle’s facility in Decatur, Illinois.). Amyris said its Brotas facility located adjacent to the Paraiso sugarcane mill began commercial operations…

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