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California-based Amyris has used breakthroughs in synthetic biology
to reinvent biofuels. To turn its technology into an industrial process, it has headed to the land of sugar: Brazil.
A California biotech company is engineering microbes to produce cheap biofuels that could outcompete ethanol.
Amyris’s large-scale demonstration plant will make diesel from sugarcane.
Thanks to extensive genetic engineering, drugmakers can now brew large vats of the malaria drug artemisinin, stabilizing the world supply.
A leading biofuels company will begin making farnesene for cosmetics and fuel in Brazil.
The CEO of Amyris Biotechnologies says genetically engineered microorganisms could make better jet fuel.