Aemetis completes 7-mile pipeline to transport biogas
CUPERTINO, CA– via NewMediaWire — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) today announced that its subsidiary Aemetis Biogas has completed an additional 11 km of underground pipeline to transport biogas from five new dairy digesters to the centralized renewable natural gas upgrading facility located at the Aemetis Keyes biofuels. Including the four miles of biogas pipeline commissioned at the end of 2020, Aemetis has now installed over 11 miles of pipeline and is on track to complete the 36-mile biogas pipeline network in 2022.
Construction crews are currently working on an additional 25 miles of pipeline spanning Stanislaus and Merced counties to transport biogas for Phases 2 and 3 of the project. The Aemetis Gas Pipeline Project, 52 Dairy Digesters, Central Biogas Upgrade, and PG&E Gas Pipeline Interconnection Facilities Will Bring Approximately $300 Million in New Capital Investments to California’s Central Valley, While Generating Additional Revenue and new jobs for a wide variety of businesses in the agricultural sector. communities.
“With five dairy biogas digesters under construction and set to begin biogas production by mid-year, completing this phase of the pipeline on time and on budget is another significant milestone for the Aemetis Biogas dairy RNG project,” said Andy Foster, President of Aemetis Biogas. “By the end of the year, we expect to have constructed 15 new dairy digesters and completed the 36-mile network of biogas pipelines, providing immediate benefits to the region’s air quality and the environment. state’s low-carbon transportation fuel supply.
To support California’s many climate change initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide negative carbon intensity (CI) transportation fuels, Aemetis plans to increase its production of renewable natural gas to more than 1.4 million MMBtu per year of carbon-negative transportation fuel. , from 52 dairy digesters located in the San Joaquin Valley, an area cited by the US EPA as having one of the worst air quality in the country. The Aemetis Biogas dairy RNG project is designed to reduce GHG emissions by approximately 5.2 million metric tons of CO2 every year, which is equivalent to removing the emissions of 1.1 million cars from California roads every year.
The Aemetis Biogas Dairy RNG Project, Aemetis Keyes Biofuels Plant Energy Efficiency Improvements, and the Aemetis Renewable Jet/Diesel Project include $57 million in grants and other support from the California Air Resources Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture, US Forest Service, California Energy Commission, California Department of Food and Agriculture, CAEATFA, and Pacific Gas and Electric’s Energy Efficiency Program.
Aemetis is on a mission to transform renewable energy into low-carbon transportation fuels. Aemetis initiated the Carbon Zero production process to decarbonize the transportation sector using today’s infrastructure.
Aemetis Carbon Zero products include carbon-free fuels that can be immediately “introduced” for use in aircraft, truck and ship fleets. Aemetis’ low carbon fuels have a significantly reduced carbon intensity compared to standard petroleum-based fossil fuels throughout their life cycle.
Based in Cupertino, California, Aemetis is a renewable natural gas, renewable fuel and biochemicals company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing innovative technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products. Founded in 2006, Aemetis has completed Phase 1 and is developing a biogas digester network and pipeline system in California to convert dairy waste gas into renewable natural gas (RNG). Aemetis owns and operates a 65 million gallon per year ethanol production facility in California’s Central Valley near Modesto that supplies approximately 80 dairies with animal feed. Aemetis also owns and operates a 50 million gallon per year production facility on the east coast of India, producing high quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerine for customers in India and Europe. Aemetis is developing the Carbon Zero 1 plant in Riverbank, California to convert renewable electricity from solar and hydroelectric sources as well as renewable hydrogen from orchard wood waste into renewable jet fuel, renewable diesel, ethanol cellulosic and renewable hydrogen. Aemetis holds a portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals. For more information on Aemetis, please visit www.aemetis.com.