Amyris Expands Distribution of Muck Daddy(TM)

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that Denver-based Adam's Polishes ( has launched a hand cleaner co-branded with Amyris's high-performance cleaning product line, Muck Daddy™ (, within its catalog of premium auto detailing products.

This is the first and only hand cleaner Adam's Polishes is offering to its customers, backed by the company's 110% money-back guarantee. After evaluating many products, Adam's found that the Muck Daddy hand cleaner formula, containing Amyris's proprietary bio-based solvent Myralene™10, provided exceptional cleaning performance against wax, oil, and chemicals used in auto detailing, without the strong smell and harshness of other heavy-duty hand cleaners.

In addition, Muck Daddy incorporates Amyris's luxurious skincare ingredient, squalane, which moisturizes hands and leaves them smoother, softer, and looking less cracked. The exclusive pairing of these sustainable, bio-based ingredients provides both the excellent performance and positive user experience desired by Adam's Polishes' customers.

"Adam's Polishes is excited to partner with the Muck Daddy team to provide the best hand cleaner we have ever encountered," said Adam Pitale, CEO & Founder of Adam's Polishes. "Our customers spend hours in the garage removing every speck of dust and dirt from their vehicles just to be left with dirty hands. Thanks to Muck Daddy, we can finally answer the question, 'Now that your car is clean…what are we going to do about you?'"

"The Muck Daddy brand of cleaning products is a showcase for two of Amyris's high-performance ingredients – grease-cutting Myralene™10 and our skin-conditioning squalane," said Jason Voogt, Vice President, Performance Materials, at Amyris. "We are proud to supply this technology to industry-leading companies like Adam's Polishes through custom formulations, private label, and co-branded products." Continued Voogt, "We are very pleased to work with companies seeking to differentiate their products from the mass-marketed, commodity-type cleaning products. Along with our direct sales efforts, we're expanding the market for Muck Daddy by continuing to establish product partnerships with leading brands to offer their customers some of the best products that are better for our planet."

About Adam's Polishes

Adam's Polishes was founded in 2000 by auto detailers, for detailers. Since then, the company has relentlessly pursued perfection in its line of detailing supplies while striving to meet its promise of providing its customers with products that are considered the best product they have ever used in that category with a 110% money back satisfaction guarantee. Adam's Polishes High Performance Hand Cleaner, "formulated by the pros at Muck Daddy," is now available for sale on the company's website.

About Muck Daddy

Muck Daddy is a breakthrough line of high performance cleaning products based on Amyris's proprietary Myralene™10 solvent. This revolutionary ingredient is poised to replace harsh petroleum- and limonene-based solvents, as conscientious consumers and increasingly strict environmental regulations limit their use in consumer products. Muck Daddy's first release, the High Performance Hand Cleaner with Pumice, is USDA Certified Biobased and formulated with industrial workers' needs and wellness in mind. While many grease-cutting hand cleaners can strip and dry out skin, Muck Daddy also contains Amryis's premium skincare ingredient, squalane, to moisturize and improve the condition of hands. The unique formula smells fresh and feels great while it provides uncompromisingly effective cleaning performance. Other products are scheduled to launch in the next few months, providing a better way for America's industrial workforce to clean virtually everything in their shops without harmful petrochemicals.

About Amyris

Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise® products in focused markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, fragrance ingredients, and cosmetic emollients. More information about the company is available at

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 the company's expectation that it can continue to expand the market for Muck Daddy through partnerships with established brands), 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 risks related to manufacturing capacity at Amyris's Brotas facility, delays or failures in development, production and commercialization of products, liquidity and ability to fund capital expenditures, Amyris's reliance on third parties to achieve its goals, and other risks detailed in the "Risk Factors" section of Amyris's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on August 10, 2015. Amyris disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Amyris, the Amyris logo and Muck Daddy are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Peter DeNardo Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Amyris, Inc. +1 (510) 740-7481

Source:Amyris, Inc.