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Amyris hits production snags in biofuel operations

The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.

By February 13, 2012


Amyris cranks up biochemical production in Brazil

Amyris is set to begin producing chemicals at a large scale through a contract manufacturing deal--a big step for the renewable chemical and biofuels industry, which has struggled to scale up.

By April 29, 2011


Sugar-to-diesel maker Amyris files for IPO

Eyeing Brazil, biotech company Amyris plans to raise $100 million to build facilities that convert cane sugar into replacements for petroleum-based fuels.

By April 19, 2010


Amyris opens plant to make diesel from sugar cane

Biotech start-up has genetically optimized microbes to produce diesel fuel from sugar cane. Its first plant, in California, will be followed by a commercial plant in Brazil.

By November 12, 2008


Sugar cane diesel, gas, and jet fuel coming from Amyris

Sugar cane is mostly used for ethanol today, but Amyris says it will be a feedstock for more powerful fuels by 2010.

By April 23, 2008


Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By July 19, 2011


Maker of microbe-inspired jet fuels gets more funding.

Get to work, microbes.

By September 18, 2007


Hydrogen is real--50 years from now

Hydrogen is good, but biofuel is now, says biofuel exec.

By September 11, 2007


Molecules for sale: Biofuel outfits bet on chemicals

Making industrial chemicals from plants is easier to crack into than the cut-rate world of transportation fuels for young green-tech companies seeking a commercial foothold.

By May 9, 2011


Al Gore joins Kleiner Perkins to perk up its green push

Gore joins Kleiner Perkins, which is sort of Silicon Valley royalty. The firm is still looking for its big clean tech moment.

By November 12, 2007