Koch Project Solutions, Aemetis partner on Carbon Zero plants
Koch Project Solutions LLC has been retained by Aemetis Inc. to provide front-end engineering, design and project execution management services for Aemetis’ planned Carbon Zero manufacturing facilities to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Its first such plant, “Carbon Zero 1,” is expected to produce 23 MMgy in Riverbank, California. According to Aemetis, the Carbon Zero process converts waste biomass into hydrogen and then, using solar and hydroelectric power, the bio-derived hydrogen is combined with low-carbon feedstocks to produce zero-carbon renewable diesel and SAF.
“We expect the Aemetis Carbon Zero 1 biorefinery at the Riverbank site will be one of the first large-scale utilizations of renewable hydrogen from waste biomass to produce drop-in renewable jet and diesel fuel,” said Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis. “The Carbon Zero process produces very low carbon fuels to decarbonize transportation vehicles that carry heavier loads and travel long distances, including cargo and passenger airlines as well as commercial trucks and ships.”