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Aemetis selects CTCI Americas for Riverbank ‘Carbon Zero’ biorefinery

US-headed renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc has announced that it has entered into an agreement with engineering and construction firm CTCI Americas to conduct permitting and engineering work for the ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet/diesel plant to be built in Riverbank, California (CA). 

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Aemetis Inc. has entered into an agreement with CTCI Americas to conduct permitting and engineering work for the ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet/diesel biorefinery project in Riverbank, California (photo courtesy Aemetis).

CTCI Americas is a subsidiary of CTCI Corporation (CTCI), an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm with extensive high technology and energy industry project engineering and construction experience.

The Aemetis Carbon Zero plant is being developed at a former US Army ammunition production facility in Riverbank, CA. The process design uses waste wood to produce cellulosic hydrogen with a below zero carbon intensity, which is combined with renewable oils and zero-carbon intensity hydroelectric electricity to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel.

The plant will have an initial capacity of 45 million (US) gallons (≈ 170.3 million litres) per annum, with engineering and other development work underway for a doubling of annual production capacity.

As we complete the permitting and engineering for the Riverbank renewable jet/diesel plant, we are fortunate to have built a team of engineers and construction companies with experience in building renewable diesel plants in California. There are a limited number of firms with the ability to execute large-scale renewable fuels projects within California’s environmental requirements. We are pleased to be able to work with a world-class firm such as CTCI to provide engineering for permitting and construction, said Eric McAfee, Chairman, and CEO of Aemetis.

Aemetis recently signed an agreement with Delta Air Lines to supply 250 million (US) gallons (≈ 946.25 million litres) of blended SAF under a 10-year supply agreement that will generate an estimated US$1 billion of revenues.

CTCI brings extensive relevant experience to the Aemetis sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel plant. We are currently the EPC constructing a renewable diesel plant in California. We look forward to working with Aemetis for the engineering and construction of the Carbon Zero plant, stated Patrick Jameson, President of CTCI Americas.

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