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Cosan and Amyris to produce renewable base oils for the lubricants market [Registered]

Cosan and Amyris, announced on 13 June that they have formed a new company executed Novvi S.A., through a joint venture deal. The company will be based in Brazil company and will produce renewable base oils made from Biofene®, Amyris’s farnesene, a chemical building block produced from cane juice. Novvi plans to commercialize a line of synthetic, renewable base oils for the lubricants market. Novvi’s base oils are designed to improve upon key environmental metrics including biodegradability, toxicity and renewability when compared with petroleum-sourced base oils, while delivering performance characteristics comparable to Group III and Group IV base oils. Novvi…

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