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Biofuels: Technology vs. the Market


September 26, 2012 | Making their biofuel is a lot like making beer, says Eduardo Loosli, the plant manager at Amyris's Brazilian headquarters. But instead of yeast producing alcohol from sugar, the Amyris genetically modified yeast produce farnesene, what looks like a great replacement for petroleum-based diesel. But the company is floundering thanks to challenges in the genetic engineering of the fuel and unrealistic expectations of Wall Street. Fast Company
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