Amyris and Total Announce Successful Demonstration Flight With Renewable Jet Fuel During Paris Air Show

Amyris and Total Announce Successful Demonstration Flight With Renewable Jet
Fuel During Paris Air Show

First Demonstration Flight in Europe on Airbus Aircraft Underscores Partners'
Commitment to Achieving ASTM Certification

PARIS, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS) and Total
(Paris:TOTF) announced today a successful demonstration flight at the Paris
Air Show using a breakthrough technology that converts plant sugars into
renewable jet fuel.

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The Airbus A321 aircraft powered by two Snecma CFM56 jet engines flew from
Toulouse to Paris with a blend of renewable jet fuel produced by Amyris and
Total. This demonstration flight was in support of the French Initiative for
Future Aviation Fuels, which seeks to produce and commercialize alternative,
renewable and sustainable aviation fuels in France in the coming years. This
was the second public demonstration flight with the Amyris-Total renewable jet
fuel. In June 2012, an Embraer E195 jet flew with the renewable jet fuel
produced from sugarcane in Brazil.

"This is a significant milestone in our strategic partnership with Total for
biofuels. From developing the world's leading synthetic biology platform to
producing and distributing renewable products globally, the Amyris-Total
collaboration demonstrates the power of partnerships to drive innovation and
deliver sustainable products," said John Melo, President & CEO of Amyris.
"Today's flight is another step closer in achieving ASTM certification, which
paves the way for the commercialization of our renewable jet fuel," Melo
concluded.

"The air transport sector has an ambitious target: drastically reducing its
greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while commercial flights and demand for jet
fuel will steadily grow. To that end, biofuels will play an important role
along with improved aircraft energy efficiency. This demonstration flight
illustrates the capacity of Amyris and Total to integrate, as of today,
aeronautical biofuels in a concrete and reliable way," said Philippe Boisseau,
President, Marketing & Services and New Energies and a member of the Executive
Committee of Total. "As one of the world's biggest suppliers of aviation fuel,
Total aims at widely offering this solution to airline customers. We are
confident that we will be able to achieve this within the coming years."

About the Renewable Jet Fuel

The Amyris-Total renewable fuel was produced using engineered microorganisms
that convert plant sugars into Biofene^®, Amyris's brand of renewable
farnesene, a long-chain, branched hydrocarbon. In December 2012, Amyris began
commercial production of Biofene at its industrial-scale production facility
in southeastern Brazil. Amyris uses Brazilian sugarcane due to its
availability, competitive cost, and the local industry's ability to meet
international sustainability standards.

In addition to supporting the aviation industry's goal of reducing greenhouse
gas emissions, the Amyris-Total renewable jet fuel is designed to be compliant
with Jet A/A-1 fuel specifications and outperform conventional
petroleum-derived fuel in a range of performance metrics, including fit for
purpose and greenhouse gas emission reduction, while maintaining performance
quality. Amyris and Total expect the fuel to be commercially available as
early as 2014, following approval by the ASTM International, the world's
leading fuel standard setting body.

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 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 www.amyris.com.

About Total

Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world,
with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank
player in chemicals. Its 97,000 employees put their expertise to work in every
part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas,
refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working
to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.

Total is striving to diversify its supply to help meet growing energy demand
in the long term. The Group holds a 66% stake in SunPower, a world leader in
solar energy, and an 18.5% stake in Amyris, an integrated renewable products
company. Additionally, Total is actively engaged in a number of renewable R&D
projects, such as solar and biomass.

www.total.com

Amyris 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 expectations for achieving fuel
certifications and commercializing renewable jet fuel, the planned
characteristics of such jet fuel, and the expected timing for commercial
availability of such jet fuel) 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 Form 10-Q,
as filed on May 9, 2013. 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, No Compromise and Biofene 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: Media Contacts
        
         AMYRIS
         +1 (510) 597-5577
         pr@amyris.com
        
         TOTAL
         Florent Segura
         +33 1 47 44 31 38
         florent.segura@total.com

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