Amyris Inc. (US): Myralene™-10 – New high-performance, sustainably sourced and cost-competitive solvent made from β-farnesene
Myralene™-10 is a new high-performance, sustainably sourced, cost-competitive, environmentally advantaged solvent made from β-farnesene that Amyris produces in Brazil on a commercial scale by fermentation of sugarcane juice using special strains of baker's yeast. It is a low vapour pressure non-VOC solvent with superior solvating and degreasing power, excellent thermal, oxidative and hydrolytic stability, low odour, no colour, a favourable viscosity profile and readily biodegradable. It is non-toxic and has superior Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and flammability safety profile. With regulatory approval in the USA (TSCA) and the EU (REACH) and USDA Biobased Product Certification, it was launched commercially in 2015. The first product line containing it is the Muck Daddy family of waterless hand cleaners and wipes.