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  • n. Any of six sesquiterpenes, one of which is responsible for the green colour of apples.


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  • The Emeryville, Calif.-based company has contracted with Biomin do BrasilNiutrciao to use its facilities to manufacture a chemical called farnesene, which is used for cosmetic products and lubricants.


  • Amyris Inc., a California company, is installing fermenters at a Tate and Lyle corn processing plant in Decatur, Ill., to turn corn sugar into a chemical called farnesene.

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  • Emeryville, Calif. -based Amyris Inc. uses engineered yeast to convert sugar into a molecule called farnesene that can be used as a diesel substitute. - latest science and technology news stories

  • In Brazil, Amyris will make farnesene from cane sugar, the same feedstock now used there for making fuel ethanol.

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  • Amyris operates a small farnesene production plant in Sao Paulo state and is building facilities at mills owned by

  • Amyris plans to produce as much as 50 million liters 13.2 million gallons of farnesene next year from facilities around the world, he said.

  • The venture will start producing farnesene, a chemical that can be transformed into fuel, in 2014, Emeryville, California- based Amyris said today in a statement.

  • Selling farnesene, Amyris's 15-carbon specialty chemical that can also be transformed into lubricants, would protect revenue further.

  • Amyris will either sell farnesene, which it sells under the brand name Biofene, or it will treat the chemicals slightly and sell them for specific applications, such as lubricants.


  • In the study, aphids reared continuously on genetically engineered Arabidopsis thaliana plants that produced beta-farnesene became habituated to the pheromone within three generations and no longer responded to the compound, even though they still produced it. - latest science and technology news stories


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