Amyris Joins Bonsucro, the Leading Sustainability Standard for Sugarcane

Amyris Joins Bonsucro, the Leading Sustainability Standard for Sugarcane

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc.
(Nasdaq:AMRS), a leading renewable chemicals company, announced today it has
joined Bonsucro, the world's leading sugarcane sustainability standard. Amyris
is the first advanced biofuels and chemicals company of its kind to join
Bonsucro, paving the way for certification of Amyris's renewable products.

"Amyris is committed to delivering No Compromise^® renewable products that
enable sustainable growth for our customers. Bonsucro has emerged as a
respected certification standard for sugarcane products, and membership paves
the way for assuring our growing and diverse customer base of the
sustainability of our supply chain," said Joel Velasco, Amyris's Senior Vice

"With our certification system recognized under the European Commission's
Renewable Energy Directive and the 26 Bonsucro-certified sugarcane mills in
Brazil, Bonsucro certified volumes are set to grow. We welcome Amyris's
leadership to broaden the scope of second-generation renewable products that
could be certified under Bonsucro," said Nick Goodall, Bonsucro's Chief
Executive Officer.

Bonsucro is a global multi-stakeholder, non-profit initiative focused on
improving the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of the
production of sugarcane. The Bonsucro Production Standard is used to certify —
and assures buyers, suppliers and consumers that sugarcane-derived products
meet — key sustainability indicators, such as energy consumption, greenhouse
gas emissions and water consumption. Bonsucro members can demonstrate their
commitment to sustainability by either procuring physical product or by
purchasing through the Bonsucro Credit Trading System.

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's initial portfolio of commercial
products is based on Biofene^®, Amyris's brand of renewable farnesene, a
long-chain hydrocarbon. Amyris is commercializing these products both as No
Compromise® 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

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, and any statements other
than statements of historical facts could be deemed to be forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things,
statements regarding future events (such as achieving supply chain and
production sustainability standards and the possibility of receiving Bonsucro
certification) that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are
based on management's current expectations and actual results and future
events may differ materially due to risks and uncertainties, including those
associated with any delays or failures in development, production or
commercialization of products, liquidity and ability to fund capital
expenditures, Amyris's reliance on third parties to achieve its goals, and
other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of Amyris's quarterly
report on Form 10-Q filed on November 9, 2012. Amyris disclaims any obligation
to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as
a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Amyris, Biofene and No Compromise are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Amyris, Inc. This press release also contains trademarks of other businesses
that are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Amyris Media Relations
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