Amyris Approved Loan For Brazil Cane-to-Fuel Precursor Facility

Amyris Inc. (AMRS), a U.S. biotechnology company, has been approved a 22 million-real ($12.6 million) loan by Brazil’s national development bank, known as BNDES, for a facility that turns sugar cane into a raw material for fuel.

Amyris started producing so-called farnesene at the plant, located in Piracicaba, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, earlier this year, the Emeryville, California-based company said today in a statement.

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