Aemetis Picks Calif. Plant Designer

Worely to Provide Engineering for Aemetis Carbon Zero Plant

OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- Aemetis Inc. has awarded an engineering services contract to Worley for the Aemetis "Carbon Zero" renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.

The 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," said Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis. "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."

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