Aemetis to adopt Edeniq technology at California ethanol plant
Nov 8, 2012 - US biofuel-tech developer Edeniq Inc said Thursday it had won a deal to install its proprietary technology at Aemetis Inc’s (OTCPK:AMTX) biofuels plant in California.
Under the terms of the deal, the US renewable fuel and chemical company will adopt Edeniq's Cellunators system in an attempt to increase its ethanol yields. It will also use Edeniq's cellulosic ethanol Pathway platform on a trial basis at its Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes plant in California. The plant currently has the capacity to produce 60 million gallons (227m litres) of ethanol per year.
Edeniq's Cellunator technology consists in the milling of corn and other plants into "right-sized" particles of feedstock in order to make their conversion into sugars and ethanol easier.
As regards the Pathway platform, Aemetis will be one of three ethanol producers to put the process to the test on commercial scale. The Pathway platform is a patented process that combines the use of enzymes with the Cellunator technology to produce cellulosic ethanol onsite.