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Title: Amyris, Inc. Integrated Biorefinery Project Summary Final Report - Public Version

The Amyris pilot-scale Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) leveraged Amyris synthetic biology and process technology experience to upgrade Amyris’s existing Emeryville, California pilot plant and fermentation labs to enable development of US-based production capabilities for renewable diesel fuel and alternative chemical products. These products were derived semi-synthetically from high-impact biomass feedstocks via microbial fermentation to the 15-carbon intermediate farnesene, with subsequent chemical finishing to farnesane. The Amyris IBR team tested and provided methods for production of diesel and alternative chemical products from sweet sorghum, and other high-impact lignocellulosic feedstocks, at pilot scale. This enabled robust techno-economic analysis (TEA), regulatory approvals, and a basis for full-scale manufacturing processes and facility design.
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Amyris, Inc.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Orgs:
Ceres, Inc. NREL ICM, Inc. Praxair
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS Integrated biorefinery, sweet sorghum, lignocellulosic feedstock, alternative chemical products, bagass, domestic crops, farnesane, farnesene, fermentation, pilot plant, biochemical conversion, renewable fuel, diesel, synthetic biology