This article speaks of a new JV formed by Amyris and Total to produce green chemicals ICIS Green Chemicals. Here is Total's website.
Here are a couple of quotes from the press release by Doris De Guzman (ICIS):
“Biotechnology offers new perspectives on the conversion of biomass into molecules for biofuels and green chemistry," emphasized Philippe Boisseau, President, Total Gas & Power. “Amyris is one of the most promising start-ups in the emerging white biotechnology field. Its technology platform is a powerful accelerator for the development of industrial production routes for several of our markets. This partnership is a milestone for Total, as we aim to become an important player in this domain."
“Our partnership with Total represents a significant shift forward for Amyris,” said John Melo, Chief Executive Officer of Amyris. “Through our existing relationships and accomplishments, we have built Amyris to be an integrated renewable products company combining technology, production and commercialization. Now, with Total, we have a powerful ally to help us bring that vision to scale and expand our horizons to new products and new technologies.”
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I have just submitted a paper to The International Journal of Energy Sector Management (IJESM). The paper describes the generalized process we are using to commercialize TBK Biodiesel.