Biomass Magazine  Aug 5  Comment 
On Aug. 4, Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting the company signed more collaborations during the three-month period than it had during any previous quarter.
Automotive World  Jul 19  Comment 
American Refining Group, Inc. (‘ARG’) and Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), an integrated renewable products company, and Cosan S.A., one of the largest corporations in Brazil, with businesses in energy, and...
Biomass Magazine  Jun 29  Comment 
Ginkgo Bioworks and Amyris Inc. have announced a new partnership that will enable the companies to jointly develop products more efficiently and cost effectively, accelerating time to market.
Benzinga  Jun 23  Comment 
  Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS) shares dropped 1.59 percent to touch a new 52-week low of $0.407. Amyris shares have dropped 78.07 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has slipped 0.80 percent in the same...
Motley Fool  Jun 20  Comment 
The company may be promising to have commercial sales of fuels by 2018 or shortly thereafter, but investors should adjust their expectations.


Amyris Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:AMRS) creates, sells, and distributes renewable products that replace chemicals and fuels made from petroleum. Amyris genetically modifies yeast cells to ferment feedstocks into a series of different target molecules. The company then sells these target molecules to replace additives or fuels which are made from petroleum. The company originally focused on using sugar cane stalks and turned them into farnesene which is key additive in detergents, cosmetics, and transportable fuels among other things. Amyris has continued to diversify both the inputs it can take and the output molecules it can produce. Amyris has pushed to make its products competitive, both in price and effectiveness of replacement, even if they are renewable.[1]

Amyris currently does not have any commercial level efforts in place. It has only established a test facility next to its laboratories in California. The company hopes to expand to commercial distribution levels during 2011 by establishing contracts with sugar cane mills in Brazil. The company has agreed through a letter of intent with a large Brazilian manufacturer to establish a joint venture facility which would turn 10% of their sugar cane into farnesene.[2] The company has also entered into commercialization agreements with large chemical and cosmetic companies such as Procter & Gamble Company (PG).[3]

The company's initial public offering of stock filed on the NASDAQ and went public on the 27 of September 2010. It priced at $16, which was well below the initial price range of $18-$20. The company raised $85M by offering 5.3M shares. The lead underwriter of the deal were J P Morgan Chase (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), and Goldman Sachs Group (GS).[4]

Despite not producing at commercial levels, the company has achieved a net revenue for 2009 of $65M. However, due to the high Research & Development costs associated to its developmental stage, it incurred a net loss of $64M.[5]


  1. AMRS S-1/A 2010 "Our Company" pg 1
  2. AMRS S-1/A 2010 "Commercial Production" pg 2
  3. AMRS S-1/A 2010 "Commercialization and Distribution" pg 2
  4. Renaissance Capital - IPO "Amyris Biotechnologies prices IPO at $16, below the proposed range" 28 Sept 2010
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