Amyris is developing cost-effective and sustainably produced natural oils and aroma chemicals commonly used in the Flavors and Fragrances (F&F) market.

Many of the natural ingredients used in F&F are expensive because there is limited supply and the synthetic alternatives require complex chemical conversions.

Utilizing our biotechnology platform and industrial fermentation processes, we convert plant sugars into cost-effective, sustainable F&F ingredients. By sourcing multiple sugar feedstocks we decouple our production process from the price and supply volatility of natural oils and petroleum, allowing us to produce ingredients reliably and at scale.

We are focused on delivering value in three key areas of the F&F industry:

  • Providing an alternative, reliable, and cost-effective supply of well-known and highly sought-after ingredients which suffer from pricing, availability or sustainability concerns;
  • Creating new “building blocks” from which novel and cost-effective ingredients can be developed; and,
  • Developing new and unique ingredients for our partners to be used directly in fragrance and flavor compounds.

Amyris is currently working with Firmenich, IFF and Givaudan, some of the world’s largest F&F groups, to bring multiple products to market resulting in creative new aromas and tastes for the consumer to enjoy.