Aemetis secures 55-year lease for planned cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

October 18, 2017 |

In California, Aemetis announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 55-year lease at a former US Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California near the existing Aemetis biofuels plant in Keyes, California. The long-term lease provides for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery using patented and proprietary process technologies developed by Aemetis, Lanzatech, and InEnTec to convert waste orchard wood and nutshells into low carbon cellulosic ethanol. The project could generate more than 1,900 direct and indirect jobs, and will lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Central Valley by significantly reducing the current practice of openly burning waste orchard wood. In addition, the low carbon cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel produced at this site will also lower GHG emissions in the state as it can run up to 80% cleaner than conventional gasoline.

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