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Amyris to enter the industrial cleaning products market

Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), based in Emeryville, Calif., U.S.A. plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing Amyris’s Myralene™ renewable solvents through U.S. AutoForce and U.S. Lubricants, divisions of U.S. Venture, Inc.

This planned partnership will enable Amyris’s high performance renewable industrial cleaning products to gain visibility and access to more than 35,000 automotive aftermarket and industrial outlets served by U.S. Venture divisions.

“We are excited about the marketing capability of the U.S. AutoForce and U.S. Lubricants teams and committed to establishing a mutually-beneficial marketing collaboration that enables Myralene-based cleaning products to become preferred cleaning agents for the auto service industry and other industrial applications,” said John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris, Inc.

Amyris has developed a best-in-class renewable solvent produced from plant sugars. The Myralene solvent is derived from Amyris’s renewable hydrocarbon building block, farnesene. Myralene sustainably-sourced, VOC-exempt solvents provide a favorable viscosity profile, superior degreasing power, excellent thermal and hydrolytic stability, low odor, no color, and ready biodegradability.

“Our access to a large variety of automotive aftermarkets and industrial consumers provides both of our companies with strong opportunities for growth,” said John Schmidt, CEO of U.S. Venture, Inc.

Amyris is a global renewable products company providing sustainable alternatives to a variety of non-renewable resources.

U.S. Venture, Inc. has been recognized as an innovative leader in the distribution of petroleum and renewable energy products, lubricants, and tires and parts for the automotive aftermarket. Headquartered in Appleton, Wis., U.S.A., the company’s business divisions are U.S. Oil, U.S. AutoForce®, U.S. Lubricants and U.S. Gain.