"We want to make our renewable hydrocarbon building block molecule widely available to create new products and applications. We expect to accelerate Amyris's commercialisation by simplifying access to high-purity, renewable farnesene, said John Melo, Amyris's President & CEO. Amyris is now selling Biofene through its website in 1 kilogram lot sizes. Biofene (trans-beta-Farnesene, E,E-Farnesene, CAS 18794-84-8) is a 15 carbon, long-chain, branched, unsaturated hydrocarbon manufactured by the fermentation of plant-sugars using Amyris's engineered microbes. "This innovative approach is complementary to our current strategy for growing existing products - such as our Neossance squalane, renewable fuels, base oils and monomers for the tyre industry, all of which are produced from our farnesene, concluded Melo. According to Amyris, Biofene offers unique physical properties and chemical reactivity for new materials and for a variety of applications, including adhesives, surfactants, resins, coatings, vitamin precursors, performance materials and crop protection. Farnesene is an essential oil that is found in small quantities in some plants such as apples, but Amyris has developed a proprietary technology to produce farnesene at industrial scale.