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Amyris to open third commercial scale plant producing Biofene in US [Registered]

Amyris recently announced the commissioning of its third industrial-scale facility for the production of Biofene®, Amyris’s renewable farnesene. The production facility is located in Decatur, Illinois, at a facility owned by Tate & Lyle. Effectively, this is contract-manufacturing operation. Amyris is using existing equipment at a facility owned by Tate & Lyle, though Amyris has made some additions for the Biofene production process. While the actual investment is not disclosed, it is made clear that Amyris is not receiving any governmentt subsidy for this facility. It is not clear how much Biofene will be produced at the sight, but according…

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