Renewable Jet Fuel Flight Scheduled During Rio+20 Environment Conference in Brazil

Renewable Jet Fuel Flight Scheduled During Rio+20 Environment Conference in

Amyris's Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel Ready to be Used in Azul's EMBRAER 195
Powered by GE's CF34 Engines

SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azul Airlines joined
Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) (BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) and GE
(NYSE:GE) in announcing today that Amyris's innovative renewable jet fuel
sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has successfully passed all required testing
and will be used during a demonstration flight on an Azul E195 aircraft
powered by GE's CF34-10E engines. The "Azul+Verde" (a Greener Blue) flight
will take place in Brazil on Tuesday, June 19^th, during the Rio+20 United
Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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Amyris's renewable jet fuel has been designed to be compliant with Jet A/A-1
fuel specifications and provide equivalent performance versus conventional
petroleum-derived fuel in a range of metrics, including fit-for-purpose
properties and greenhouse gas emission reduction potential. The feedstock for
the renewable jet fuel is sugarcane, a highly desirable biomass that can be
produced sustainably in large-scale quantities in Brazil and other tropical

The companies will provide additional information about the flight plans
shortly, following authorization from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency
(ANAC). Media interested in covering the event should email

About Azul Airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines has changed the landscape of Brazilian commercial
aviation. With over 10% domestic market share, Azul is the third largest
airline in Brazil, connecting 48 destinations, 47 cities, with over 400 daily
flights. In addition to 52 Brazilian cities served by the company's aircraft,
Azul serves 8 additional points via convenient bus connections. Azul currently
operates a fleet of 54 aircraft including 42 jets (32 Embraer 195 and 10
Embraer 190s) and 12 turboprops (7 ATR 72-600 and 5 ATR 72-200). To date, Azul
has served more than 19 million customers. Its mission: to stimulate air
travel and boost the Brazilian economy using a simple formula: low prices and
high quality service. The company's success has drawn recognition not only
within Brazil, but internationally: In 2011, Azul was voted the 'Best Airline
in Brazil' by both Travel and Tourism and Flight Revue magazines; Awarded
title of 'Best Low-Cost Airline in Latin America' by Skytrax; was recognized
as 'One of The World's 30 Hottest Brands' by Advertising Age in New
York.Learn more at

About Amyris

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing
sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products.
Amyris uses its industrial synthetic biology platform to convert plant sugars
into a variety of hydrocarbon molecules - flexible building blocks that can be
used in a wide range of products. Amyris is commercializing these products
both as No CompromiseĀ® renewable ingredients in cosmetics, flavors and
fragrances, polymers, lubricants and consumer products, and also as No
Compromise renewable diesel and jet fuel. Amyris Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of
Amyris, oversees the establishment and expansion of Amyris's production in
Brazil. More information about Amyris is available at

The Amyris, Inc. logo is available at

About Embraer

Embraer S.A. is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120
seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Headquartered in Sao Jose dos
Campos, Sao Paulo, it has offices, industrial operations and customer service
facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Embraer
designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the
commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It
also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide.For
more information, please visit

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best
technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy,
health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and
curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information,
visit the company's website at GE Aviation, an operating unit of
GE, is a world-leading provider of jet, turboprop and turboshaft engines,
components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and
general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support
these offerings. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Media Contacts
         Amyris, Inc.
         +1 (510) 597-5577
         Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras
         +55 (11) 4831 1245
         +55 (11) 8196 1035
         +55 (12) 3927-1311
         +55 (12) 8152-4845
         +55 (11) 3900-2064

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