Amyris, Inc., an integrated renewable products company, offers renewable compounds for a variety of markets. It builds and applies its industrial synthetic biology platform to provide alternatives to select petroleum-sourced products used in specialty chemical and transportation fuel markets worldwide. The company modifies microorganisms, primarily yeast, and use them as living factories in established fermentation processes to convert plant-sourced sugars into a variety of hydrocarbon molecules. It focuses its commercialization efforts on a molecule called farnesene or Biofene, which forms the basis for a range of products comprising detergents, cosmetics, perfumes, industrial lubricants, and diesel. The company was formerly known as Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc. and changed its name to Amyris, Inc. in June, 2010. Amyris, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California.