February 14, 2019

Aemetis announces $125M USDA loan guarantee for Riverbank plant

“Aemetis Inc. announced Feb. 13 that the USDA has issued a conditional commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with […]

February 5, 2019

Aemetis wins $5 million CEC grant for Riverbank cellulosic plant

“On Feb. 4, Aemetis Inc. announced that the California Energy Commission has issued a notice of proposed award (NOPA) for a $5 million grant to support the company’s proposed 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant under development in Riverbank, California.” —Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine

Aemetis Building Major Plant To Handle Biomass

“Biomass electrical plants are shutting down in California. Eric McAfee, Executive Chairman, CEO, President and Co-founder of Aemetis Inc., is a company using biomass technology to create ethanol. Due to government incentives, some forms of energy are less expensive to operate.”

February 4, 2019

CEC grants wishes to some for biofuels projects

“Wishes are coming true for some California bioenergy projects. Aemetis, Oberon Fuels and others will receive millions from the California Energy Commission for their bioenergy projects, from DME to advanced ethanol.” — Helena Tavares Kennedy, Biofuels Digest

August 16, 2018

Aemetis Reports Progress with Cellulosic Ethanol Project

“Aemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting increased revenues and gross margins. The company also reported process being made with its Riverbank cellulosic ethanol plant, including engineering, environmental permitting and EPC project milestones.” — Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine

July 5, 2018

Car Fuel from Trees? Cutting-edge Plant Coming to Riverbank

“RIVERBANK — Sometime next year, a first-of-its-kind biofuel plant three miles north of Modesto will begin turning old almond and walnut trees into transportation fuel. The intriguing process should keep growers from burning millions of tons of orchard waste, spewing unhealthy smoke into Valley air. That wood instead would be transformed into cellulosic ethanol, a superclean […]

June 18, 2018

Biofuels Digest Names Aemetis #1 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs That Capture Used Carbon From the Waste Pile for New Uses

#1 Commercial time: Aemetis embarks on $158 million cellulosic ethanol project in California So, it’s big news this week that Aemetis completed its operation of an integrated demonstration unit for more than 120 days of continuous operations with 94% uptime, meeting the requirements for a federal USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan.

May 18, 2018

Aemetis Provides Update of Cellulosic Ethanol Project

“Aemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California. “During an investor call, Eric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis, said that the company completed several milestones related to the funding and construction of its proposed […]

March 27, 2018

Bellwether Stocks of the Advanced Bioeconomy Report Good Vibes: Shoulda Put A Ring On ‘Em?

“Two bellwether public stocks of the advanced bioeconomy — Amyris and Renewable Energy Group — reported strong quarterly and annual results this past week, and Aemetis’ stock has been on a real tear in recent days as momentum gathers around its plans for cellulosic ethanol production for the California market and the company announced that […]

March 9, 2018

Aemetis Joins Rural Plant Workers To Urge White House to Stand Strong On The RFS

“WASHINGTON, DC – Managers at 150 biofuel production centers across the heartland sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging the White House to “stand strong in defense of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” In it, they directly address the campaign waged by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to “cut, cap, or eliminate” the market for U.S. biofuels manufactured from […]