By San Francisco Business Times

Biofuel business Codexis Inc. hired Achilles Antonio Clement to direct its expanding operations in Latin America.

Redwood City-based Codexis (NASDAQ: CDXS) put Clement -- a former DuPont employee -- in charge of a new business, Codexis do Brasil Participacoes Ltda.

David Anton, chief technology officer at Codexis, will be Clementâ¿¿s boss.

⿿Brazil is the world⿿s fastest growing market for biofuels,⿝ said Anton.

Last month, Codexis made a joint development deal with Raizen Energia S.A., Brazilâ¿¿s biggest sugar and ethanol producer.

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