September 13, 2022
Purchase contracts hit $7 billion for renewable fuel from Riverbank’s old ammo plant
“Aemetis Inc. announced Wednesday that it now has about $7 billion in purchase contracts for the renewable fuel it will make in Riverbank.
The Cupertino-based company is converting part of the former Army ammunition plant to produce jet and truck fuel from waste wood. The raw material will come from orchards and forests, yielding ethanol that will be blended with petroleum.
The operation, set to open in 2024, is part of the effort to reduce the carbon emissions involved in climate change. It also will help Central Valley farmers comply with a phaseout of open burning of discarded trees, and with wildfire fuel projects in the Sierra Nevada.”
John Holland – The Modesto Bee