Aemetis, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, said that its carbon-zero biofuels production facility would have the design capacity of 25 million gallons per year and it will be run on hydrogen and non-edible food oil. The plant (Carbon Zero 1 plant), located in Riverbank, California, will use hydroelectric and other renewable power to produce fuel for aviation and trucks industry. The facility is expected to produce jet fuel, renewable diesel, and other byproducts.
The company uses its patented technology to use agricultural and forest waste wood feedstocks. Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis, said: “The production of jet fuel and renewable diesel for the aviation and truck markets reflects our mission to reduce greenhouse gases across transportation sectors.”
Aemetis plants are designed to use feedstocks such as waste wood and renewable energy to make energy-dense liquid renewable fuels. The aim for making such fuel is to help end-users in reducing their carbon footprints. The company claims that the fuel is fully in line with the industry standards such as the Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model.
Aemetis has recently received funding for its Carbon Zero 1 plant, and other upgrade works from various organisations including California Energy Commission and the USDA.