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Aemetis and Koch Project Solutions select Worley for ‘Carbon Zero 1’ biorefinery

US-headed renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc has announced that it has awarded an engineering services contract to global engineering consultancy providers Australia-headed WorleyParsons Ltd (Worley) for the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California (CA).

Aemetis, Inc has awarded an engineering services contract to global engineering consultancy providers WorleyParsons Ltd (Worley) for the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California (image courtesy Aemetis).

The Aemetis Carbon Zero renewable jet and diesel project is designed to hydrotreat renewable oils with hydrogen from orchard and forest wood waste. By utilizing hydroelectric electricity and carbon sequestration along with negative carbon intensity hydrogen, the Aemetis plant is expected to produce among the lowest carbon intensity renewable jet and diesel fuel in the world.

Operations at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant are scheduled to begin in 2023 at the rate of 45 million gallons per year, expanding to 90 million gallons by early 2025. The Carbon Zero project team includes Koch Project Solutions as the EPC, Worley for engineering and technical solutions, Axens for process engineering and technology license, and ATSI serving as owner’s representative, working with our in-house Aemetis technology, development, finance, regulatory, and Global Sales and Trading team members. The renewable jet and diesel produced at the Riverbank plant will supply the aviation and trucking industries with low carbon, low emission, renewable fuel, stated Eric McAfee, Chairman, and CEO of Aemetis.

Worley is providing engineering to implement the Axens North America renewable jet and diesel technology at the Riverbank site. The Axens technology produces renewable jet and renewable diesel in an integrated process.

We are very pleased to be supported by the extensive expertise provided by Worley for the engineering on the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant, and we look forward to working with the Worley team on this project, said Tom Terris, Project Manager at Koch Project Solutions.

Aemetis Carbon Zero will be located at the 142-acre Riverbank Industrial Complex, a former US Army ammunition plant in Riverbank, California.

Delivering a more sustainable future for our customers is at the core of everything we do. Working with Aemetis and Koch Project Solutions on this project reinforces our commitment to helping our customers navigate the energy transition, while also underpinning our position and industry leadership in low-carbon fuels, said Karen Sobel, Group President, Americas at Worley.

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