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Amyris partners with Givaudan to develop key fragrance ingredient from Biofene

Amyris, Inc., a renewable hydrocarbons company, has entered into an agreement with Givaudan, the Swiss global leader in the fragrances and flavors industry. Under the agreement, Givaudan will develop a derivative of Biofene to be used as a building block for one of the most important proprietary fragrance ingredients in Givaudan’s palette. Biofene is the chemical, farnesene, produced using Amyris’s bio-based technology and production platform.

The use of Biofene supports Givaudan’s goal of utilizing cost-effective and sustainably sourced materials. Upon successful achievement of certain success criteria, Amyris will supply Biofene to Givaudan to derive a proprietary fragrance ingredient for the global fragrances and flavors market. Givaudan intends to market and distribute the final product as early as 2012, and Amyris will share in the economic value created from the use of Biofene.

Amyris uses its industrial synthetic biology platform to convert plant sugars into a variety of hydrocarbon molecules which it is commercializing as No Compromise renewable ingredients in cosmetics, fragrances and flavors, polymers, lubricants and consumer products, and also as No Compromise renewable diesel and jet fuel.

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sheckyvegas

Sounds like that old Saturday Night Live skit - Pine-scented exhaust.

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