Aemetis Inc upgrades biodiesel, refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada

Aemetis increases capacity of biodiesel, refined glycerin facility in India

9:33 AM, 5th February 2014
Aemetis Inc business expansion
Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis.

CUPERTINO, US: Aemetis Inc, an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, has upgraded its 50 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel and refined glycerin production facility in Kakinada, India to produce high-quality distilled biodiesel.

The Aemetis plant was built in 2008 using advanced technology to produce biodiesel and refined glycerin using large volumes of lower-cost, non-food by-products from the edible oil industry as feedstock to supply the biofuel, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets.

“The completion of this biodiesel distillation unit allows Aemetis to significantly expand our production levels in order to supply European and India biodiesel customers. Recently, the European Union adopted five-year, anti-dumping tariffs against Argentina and Indonesia due to large subsidies provided to their local producers. Since an anti-dumping tariff already exists against US biodiesel imports, European fuel customers are now focused on Malaysia and India as the remaining low-cost biodiesel suppliers to Europe. Using lower-cost by-products from the edible oils industry, the Aemetis biodiesel plant in India now has among the lowest cost and highest quality of any biodiesel produced,” said Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis.

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