Amyris and Firmenich to develop bio-based fragrance ingredient


John Melo, President and Ceo of Amyris

Amyris, Inc., the industrial bioscience company headquartered in Emeryville, California, has successfully collaborated with its fragrance partner, Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and flavor company, to support the development and commercialization of Z11.

This sustainable and cost-effective version of Firmenich’s iconic Z11 molecule was developed using Amyris’s disruptive proprietary technology to develop a reliable and sustainable supply of an intermediate, using a fermentation-based production process, for which Firmenich has then applied its state of the art, proprietary green chemistry.

“We are pleased with our ability to support Firmenich’s product innovation as they continue to be a leader in developing game-changing ingredients for their customers,” said John Melo, President & CEO of Amyris. “Amyris has collaborated with Firmenich since 2010, successfully growing a palette of bio-based fragrance ingredients and intermediates as Firmenich continues their legacy of providing the finest ingredients well into the future, with the added benefit of being derived from a sustainable resource.”

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