Monitoring the development of green within the chemical industry
August 25, 2011
Albemarle, Amyris on renewable base oil
I think my posting strategy when it comes to Amyris is to wait for a few more days as they keep putting out several press releases almost everyday.
One big announcement this week was its supply partnership with chemical firm Albemarle on synthetic renewable base oils ("synthetic renewable" -- I like this word...). Albemarle will manufacture the base oils trademarked NovaSpec using Amyris farnesene molecule, and supply it to Novvi SA, the Brazil-based joint venture between Amyris and sugar/ethanol company Cosan. Novvi will market the base oils to finished lubricant manufacturers worldwide.