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Amyris Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS), which applies its industrial synthetic biology platform to provide renewable alternatives to select petroleum-sourced products used in specialty chemical and transportation fuel markets worldwide, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Aggregate revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 were $36.3 million versus $24.2 million in the third quarter of 2010, and cost of products sold was $35.7 million versus $22.9 million. Research and development expense increased to $23.4 million from $14.7 million, and sales, general and administrative expense increased to $21.2 million from $10.5 million. Third quarter 2011 GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $43.7 million compared with $62.1 million in the same quarter of 2010. In connection with the completion of its initial public offering at the end of the third quarter of 2010, the Company took a non-cash beneficial conversion feature charge of $42.0 million related to the conversion of certain shares of the Company’s preferred stock as well as shares of the Company’s subsidiary, Amyris Brasil, into shares of the Company’s common stock. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding this non-cash beneficial conversion feature charge and stock-based compensation expense, the net loss attributable to Amyris, Inc. common stockholders was $36.8 million compared to $17.5 million. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is included below.

The Company's balance at the end of the third quarter of cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities was $123.8 million.

"We have farnesene production underway and finishing operations in place for our squalane and diesel,” said John Melo, CEO of Amyris. “Our customers continue to express their excitement about our products as we look to commence delivery in cosmetics, lubricants, diesel and other markets over the coming months.”

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 Ltda., a subsidiary of Amyris, oversees the establishment and expansion of Amyris's production 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 www.amyris.com.

Conference Call Information

The Company will discuss these results in a conference call scheduled for today at 2:00 pm PDT/5:00 pm EDT. Investors may access a live audio webcast of this conference call and the earnings call presentation in the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.amyris.com. An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 if calling from within the United States or 719-457-0820 if calling from outside the United States and entering the replay pass code 7820041. A replay of the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of the Company's website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for approximately 60 calendar days.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, and any statements other than statements of historical facts could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events (such as production and delivery of and customer demand for our products) that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and actual results and future events may differ materially due to risks and uncertainties, including those associated with any delays in production and commercialization of products and other risks detailed in the “Risk Factors” section of Amyris’s Form 10-K, as filed on March 14, 2011, and Form 10-Q, as filed on May 11, 2011 and August 11, 2011. Amyris disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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