In order to grow its business in the field of specialty chemicals, Amyris,signed a memorandum of understanding with the Plant Amanhecer, from Araporã (MG). Under the agreement, Amyris will have access to over 1 million tons of sugar, totaling 16 million tons of cane to be used for the production of specialty chemicals.
At first the unit should provide cane for production of farnesene. Amyris had previously entered into partnership with the Sao Martinho group, Cosan, Paraiso, Bunge and Guarani.
The last partnership was announced with the ETH Group in October. The agreement provides for the production of Biofene ® up to three years in one of the ETH greenfield units in Brazil, which will control the partnership and Amyris will have exclusive marketing rights Biofene ® manufactured in the unit.