CUPERTINO, CA – February 2, 2015 – Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) today announced that Eric McAfee, the Company’s Chairman and CEO, was named as one of the Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy by the international industry publication, Biofuels Digest. The list includes US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Poet CEO Jeff Lautt, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Advanced Biofuels Association President Michael McAdams and US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
“We are honored with this recognition by a leading group of experts and the active members of the global bio-based economy whom are readers of Biofuels Digest,” stated Eric McAfee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aemetis. “This recognition is shared by all Aemetis team members. It reflects the hard work they have done to build and operate advanced biofuels and chemicals plants in the US and India that deliver products at a lower cost and with significantly better environmental impacts than crude oil. We thank the readers of Biofuels Digest and the panel of industry leaders whom selected Aemetis for this global listing.”
The Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy list was nominated and voted by the readers and the editorial board of Biofuels Digest. Editor and publisher Jim Lane explained, “The voters increasingly cared less about boundaries between countries and boundaries between first-gen and second-gen. Biodiesel leaders moved up, as did ethanol executives who have deployed advanced technologies and strategies.” Leaders from organizations based in 15 different countries were recognized in the listing.
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Aemetis is an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company founded in 2006. Aemetis owns and operates a 60 million gallon capacity ethanol and 420,000 ton animal feed plant in California that is the first US facility approved by the EPA to produce D5 Advanced Biofuels using the sorghum/biogas/CHP pathway. Aemetis also built, owns and operates a 50 million gallon capacity renewable chemicals and advanced fuels production facility on the East Coast of India producing high quality, distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin for customers in Europe and Asia. Aemetis operates a research and development laboratory at the Maryland Biotech Center, and holds five granted patents on its Z-microbe and related technology for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals. For additional information about Aemetis, please visit aemetis.com.