Amyris squalane plant undamaged by Hurricane Florence

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In North Carolina, Amyris says its Leland joint venture facility does not appear damaged from Hurricane Florence and that most employees have reported to be safe.

The Aprinnova joint venture produces squalane for skin care brands as well as Amyris’s own Biossance line of products.

“Following an initial assessment of the plant, the hurricane does not appear to have caused any material damage to the process equipment or the inventory,” Amyris says in a statement. Though power remains off to the area, Amyris does not expect any impact on customer deliveries or prices. Third-quarter and full-year squalane results are also expected to be unimpacted.