Driving Low Cost and Time to Market

John Melo, Amyris Biotechnologies

Rather than simply re-invneting the wheel on new energy sources, Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo discusses his company’s decision to focus on blended fuels that already meet market specifications. This practice, he points out, can get alternatives competing in the marketplace years faster than starting a formula from scratch. Melo also discusses his enterprises’ numerous cost-saving techniques, such as simplified manufacturing, low capital investment, and efficient fermentation toward product growth.