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

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 […]