February 11, 2020

Aemetis awarded $4.1 million for biogas upgrading facility

US biotech company Aemetis has been awarded a $4.1 million (€3.7 million) grant to construct a biogas upgrading facility. Aemetis’ subsidiary company, Aemetis Biogas, received the grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The new facility will convert dairy biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) as a final processing step after biogas is delivered via […]

February 4, 2020

The Versatile Ethanol Molecule

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Ethylene, with a similar molecular structure to that of ethanol, has enormous market opportunity around the world. Knock a water molecule off ethanol and you’ll get ethylene, C2H4—the most widely produced organic chemical globally that is the basis for scores of other chemicals and hundreds (maybe thousands) of products, from antifreeze […]

January 7, 2020

Man with the Plan – Millions Projected for New Projects: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis’ Multi-Million $ Dairy Biogas and Wood Waste Plants

Aemetis is known for their advanced renewable fuels by many, like their California ethanol plant and India biodiesel plant, but what you may now know is that they are building a $56 million dairy biogas digesters, pipeline and cleanup system and a $200 million cellulosic ethanol plant that will use waste orchard wood feedstock. The […]

September 6, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

A federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. Rep. Josh Harder, D-Calif., issued a statement Aug. 29 criticizing the USCIS for its incompetence in handling Aemetis’s application for its Riverside […]

California congressman slams government agency for stalling Aemetis’ foreign investment

In Washington, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) slammed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for its incompetence in handling a local request for investment which would bring an estimated 2,000 jobs to the Central Valley. Aemetis Technologies is planning to open a new manufacturing facility in Riverbank but is reliant on foreign investments to […]

August 22, 2019

The Golden Cow – Is India the place to be for biofuels?

“Aemetis may be based in California, but it has set sights in India thanks to the country’s growing biofuel market. And it’s not just Aemetis that sees India’s biofuel market as key for their own growth, but what exactly is the market there? What is it predicted to be? Is India the cash cow for […]

May 29, 2019

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

In California, Aemetis, Inc.’s Universal Biofuels India subsidiary was awarded a large ongoing supply contract for distilled biodiesel by a multi-site mining company for use in dump trucks and other heavy diesel equipment at mines in Southern and Central India. Shipments have already begun to the mining customer under the supply agreement and will be […]

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