November 9, 2010

Amyris hooks up with Tate & Lyle

Like other major food ingredients companies such as Cargill, ADM and Roquette, British firm Tate & Lyle is also very proactive in bio-based chemicals segment especially through its joint venture DuPont Tate & Lyle Bioproducts.

Last week, Tate & Lyle announced that it will start contract producing corn-based farnesene for California renewable chemicals company Amyris. A similar deal by Amyris was taken in June 2010 with a facility of Biomin GMBH in Piracicaba, Brazil, which is expected to start farnesene production in the first half of 2011.

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[Photo of Tate & Lyle Decatur facility by ecfman]
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