Novvi will commercialize a line of synthetic,
renewable base oils for the lubricants market


Novvi's base oils are designed to improve upon key environmental metrics including biodegradability, toxicity and renewability when compared with petroleum-sourced base oils, while delivering performance characteristics comparable to Group III and Group IV base oils. NovaSpec Baseoil Datasheet


Responding to global climate change requires that we address our society's dependence on petroleum, which involves changing the way human beings formulate the products they use in their daily lives. The world needs product solutions that cause little harm to the environment, perform equally or better to current petroleum-sourced oils, and can be supplied for generations to come. Novvi plans to deliver to the lubricants industry high-performance base oils with reduced environmental impact.


Novvi SA is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio. Novvi is responsible for the development, production, marketing and distribution of high- performance renewable base oils, on a worldwide basis, for use in the lubricants market. By applying Amyris' synthetic biology platform to modify yeast to product targeted hydrocarbon molecules, Novvi will be able to produce base oils from plant sugar sources. Amyris modified yeast convert sugar cane syrup into farnesene (Biofene), which is then chemically processed to create base oils.

Novvi's vision, mission and values are strongly connected to the business principles of its shareholders. Novvi seeks to be a leading supplier of renewable base oils for high-performance lubricants, contributing to a cleaner environment and more sustainable lubricants industry. Leveraging Amyris' technology and Cosan's production capabilities, Novvi plans to deliver to finished lubricants manufacturers high-performance base oils with reduced environmental impact.

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About Amyris

Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products. Amyris uses its industrial synthetic biology platform to convert plant sugars into a variety of hydrocarbon molecules - flexible building blocks which can be used in a wide range of products. Amyris is commercializing these products both as No Compromise® renewable ingredients in cosmetics, flavors and fragrances, polymers, lubricants and consumer products, and also as No Compromise renewable diesel and jet fuel. Amyris Brasil S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary, has over 100 employees based in Campinas, Brazil and oversees Amyris's production and commercialization in Brazil. Amyris also has fuel distribution capabilities in the United States through its subsidiary, Amyris Fuels, LLC. More information about Amyris is available at

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About Cosan

As one of Brazil's leading conglomerates, Cosan operates in sectors strategic for the country's development such as infrastructure and energy. The organization is comprised of Cosan Lubrificantes e Especialidades, Radar, Rai­zen, Rumo and Comgas. In logistics, Rumo is the world leader in export sugar transportation and is creating an integrated transportation platform that will significantly boost the efficiency of Brazil's export trade. Radar was established to find new business opportunities in agriculture for sugarcane, soybean, corn, and cotton growers. Cosan Lubrificantes e Especialidades produces and distributes the most advanced automotive and industrial products under the Mobil brand for Brazil and three other South American countries (Uruguay, Bolivia, and Paraguay), with a footprint in the United Kingdom through Comma. Through a joint venture with Shell, Cosan created Rai­zen as Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer and one of its largest fuel distributors. Since 2012, Comgas is also part of Cosan business. The company is the largest natural gas distributor in the country. Visit


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