Aemetis starts permitting and construction of multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster

February 7, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster.  In July 2018, the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) awarded two matching grants for a total of $3 million to build biomethane digesters at the first two dairies in the Aemetis biogas project.

The CDFA grant program provides California state funding support for dairy digester projects to reduce methane emissions, decrease air pollution, improve the environment and lower carbon emissions. In addition to the on-dairy covered lagoon digesters, Aemetis plans to construct a local pipeline designed to connect about a dozen dairies to the Aemetis biorefinery in Keyes, California, then clean the biomethane for use in ethanol production or for powering compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicles.

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