Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Amyris fermentation process works on big scale

Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. said it has finished “multiple runs” of a fermentation process to create farnesene, a product used to make both specialty chemicals and diesel fuel.
Emeryville-based Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) used 100,000 liter and 200,000 liter fermentation tanks to test the process using sugarcane and yeast. The success of these runs, which were done “in North America and Europe,” Amyris said, helps the company understand how its processes will work on an industrial scale.

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