By Mary Web page Bailey |
The Axens scope will embrace know-how license, primary engineering, catalyst provide, and proprietary tools for the conversion of ultra-low carbon depth, non-edible vegetable and different non-edible oils together with renewable cellulosic hydrogen to supply a versatile mixture of sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF) and renewable diesel gasoline.
“The Axens know-how supplies excessive yields of jet gasoline whereas maximizing the carbon seize and sequestration worth that’s distinctive to the Aemetis Carbon Zero 1 venture,” mentioned Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO of Aemetis. “The skilled Axens staff has been extremely responsive and proactive, enabling our venture to maneuver ahead on schedule and inside our funds expectations. We consider that the Axens know-how will present a lot better total economics whereas having a decrease capital value than various applied sciences for renewable jet and diesel gasoline manufacturing.”
“Axens shares and is dedicated to assist the Aemetis plan to supply ultra-low or beneath zero carbon liquid fuels from renewable sources. Our engagement because the know-how companion for the Carbon Zero venture in Riverbank, California is one other instance of the a long time of renewable know-how improvement, commercialization, and operational assist we convey to visionaries such because the Aemetis staff,” acknowledged Romain Lemoine, VP of Course of Licensing, Axens Americas.
The Aemetis “Carbon Zero 1” plant has a deliberate capability of 45 million gallons per 12 months and will likely be positioned on the 142-acre Riverbank Industrial Complicated, a former US Military ammunitions plant in Riverbank, California.
Aemetis just lately introduced a $2 billion bid course of to airways and gasoline blenders for the Carbon Zero 1 plant and is finalizing offtake agreements. Carbon Zero renewable jet and diesel gasoline could also be utilized in immediately’s airplane, truck, and ship fleets with out adjustments to fueling infrastructure or engines.
Aemetis has acquired $17 million of grant funding from the California Power Fee (CEC) and the California Various Power and Superior Transportation Financing Authority (CAEFTA) to assist its Riverbank superior biofuels venture actions.